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Convention on the Rights of the Child. United Nations General Assembly resolution 44/25 of 20 November 1989

“[States Parties] shall assure to the child who is capable of forming his or her own views the right to express those views freely in all matters affecting the child, the views of the child being given due weight in accordance with the age and maturity of the child” Article 12.1

“The child shall have the right to freedom of expression; this right shall include freedom to seek, receive and impart information and ideas of all kinds, regardless of frontiers, either orally, in writing or in print, in the form of art, or through any other media of the child’s choice” Article 13.1

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Other Relevant Documents

United Nations DESA Issue Brief on “ Youth, Political Participation and Decision-Making” (2012)

United Nations DESA World Youth Report “Youth Civic Engagement” (2016)