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2. Rights of the Youth

Index

INTRODUCTION
PART I. National Frameworks for the Protection of Rights of Persons with Disabilities
PART II. The International Human Rights System
PART III. The Regional Human Rights System
PART IV. Towards a Rights Based Perspective on Disability
PART V. Rights of Special Groups with Disabilities
1. Rights of the Child
1.1 General International Instruments Pertaining to the Rights of the Child
1.2 General Regional Instruments Pertaining to the Rights of the Child
1.3 International Instruments Specifically Relating to Children with Disabilities
2. Rights of the Youth
3. Rights of the Aged
4. Rights of Women with Disabilities
4.1 The Situation
4.2 International Norms Concerning Women with Disabilities
4.3 Regional Instruments pertaining to Women with Disabilities
5. Rights of Refugees with Disabilities
5.1 Rights of Refugee Children
5.2 Rights of Refugee Women
5.3 Regional Instruments Applicable to Refugees
6. Rights of Indigenous Populations
7. Rights of Ethnic Minorities
8. Rights of the Poor
8.1 Disability and Poverty
8.2 United Nations instruments and measures for the eradication of poverty
9. Rights of Migrant Workers
9.1 United Nations Provisions on the Migrant Worker
9.2 Regional Instruments Pertaining to the Rights of the Migrant Worker

In Article 15 (3) (c) of the Additional Protocol to the American Convention on Human Rights in the Field of Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights States undertake to adopt special measures for the protection of adolescents in order to ensure the full development of their physical, intellectual and moral capacities.

The goals mentioned in the United Nations Rules for the Protection of Juveniles Deprived of their Liberty are protections provided specifically for juveniles. Related instruments that apply to youth are United Nations Guidelines for Prevention of Juvenile Delinquency ("Riyadh Guidelines") and the United Nations Standard Minimum Rules for the Administration of Juvenile Justice ("Beijing Rules").


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