100 years ago (23rd February 1923) the ’Declaration of Geneva’ puts children’s rights on the map

Anchored in the Luxembourg Constitution in December 2022, the rights of the child are now specific fundamental rights guaranteeing children and adolescents the status of legal subjects and citizens. 

It has been a long road/way to bring the child out of the shadow of law and history as an object of law to a subject of law, conferred by the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. 

100 years after the adoption of the Declaration of the Rights of the Child on 23rd February 1923 by the organisation “Save the Children International Union”, initiated by its founder Eglantyne Jebb (1876-1928) and finally adopted by the League of Nations on 26th September 1924, the occasion is given to recall the century-old, unknown and unfinished history of children’s rights with Dr Philip E. Veerman, international expert in children’s rights.

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