THE INTERNATIONAL PROTECTION OF THE CHILD’S RIGHT AND THE “BEST INTEREST OF THE CHILD” AS A LEGAL CATEGORY
Children are a universal human value, a special socio-demographic group that needs the care of the state and society. The future of society depends on the physical, mental and moral development of the younger generation. In the modern world, the problem of human and civil rights and freedoms occupies one of the leading places in international relations. Children’s rights are an integral part of universal human rights. Children all over the world need special legal protection because they cannot protect themselves personally.
And naturally, the issue of children’s rights and their protection in all States, regardless of their form, is one of the most acute socio-economic and political issues, the solution of which should be of interest to the entire world community. This is largely due to objective reasons, since the child needs special rights and additional protection mechanisms.
One of the most important categories of legal regulation in the field of international protection of children’s rights is the category “the best interests of the child”. The implementation of the principle of the best interests of the child, assuming its application to all children everywhere and without exception, is extremely necessary at the present stage of development, when millions of children around the world continue to be discriminated against.
The article examines the formation and historical development of the international protection of children’s rights, the analysis of the legal category “the best interests of the child” and its role in the context of the protection of children’s rights.
Keywords: Rights of the child, international protection, best interests of the child, UNICEF, UN, Convention on the Rights of the Child
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