Maori, Racism

General comment on indigenous children and their rights under the Convention

On Friday 30 January 2009 the Committee adopted the General Comment on Indigenous Child Rights. This Comment urges State Parties to adopt a rights-based approach to indigenous children based on the Convention.   The Committee On The Rights Of The Child sits within the United Nations High Commission for Human Rights. NZ is among the State Parties to the Convention on the Rights of the Child and ratified the Convention in 1993.