Childrens rights

Article 3

3. 1.

In all actions concerning children, whether undertaken by public or private

social welfare institutions, courts of law, administrative authorities or

legislative bodies, the best interests of the child shall be a primary


2. States Parties undertake to ensure the child such protection and

care as is necessary for his or her well-being, taking into account the rights

and duties of his or her parents, legal guardians, or other individuals legally

responsible for him or her, and, to this end, shall take all appropriate

legislative and administrative measures.

3. States Parties shall ensure that the institutions, services and

facilities responsible for the care or protection of children shall conform with

the standards established by competent authorities, particularly in the areas of

safety, health, in the number and suitability of their staff, as well as

competent supervision.