2007 Other Health-related issues

Committee on the Rights of the Child, General Recommendation #10, par. 16 (2007)

Text of the recommendation

16. One of the most important goals of the implementation of CRC is to promote the full and harmonious development of the child’s personality (...) In this regard, parents have the responsibility to provide the child, in a manner consistent with his evolving capacities, with appropriate direction and guidance in the exercise of her/his rights as recognized in the Convention. In the light of these and other provisions of CRC, it is obviously not in the best interests of the child if he/she grows up in circumstances that may cause an increased or serious risk of becoming involved in criminal activities. Various measures should be taken for the full and equal implementation of the rights to an adequate standard of living (art. 27), to the highest attainable standard of health and access to health care (art. 24), to education (arts. 28 and 29), to protection from all forms of physical or mental violence, injury or abuse (art. 19), and from economic or sexual exploitation (arts. 32 and 34), and to other appropriate services for the care or protection of children.


Committee on the Rights of the Child, General Comment No. 10 - Children’s rights in juvenile justice, CRC/C/GC/10, (2007). Par. 16. Available at: https://tbinternet.ohchr.org/_layouts/15/treatybodyexternal/Download.aspx?symbolno=CRC%2fC%2fGC%2f10&Lang=en