The National Children's and Youth Law Centreis a community legal centre dedicated to addressing human right issues for children and young people through legal change.
The touchstone for the centre is the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, which celebrated its 15th anniversary in December 2005.
‘A child capable of forming his or her views, has the right to express those views, and have them taken into account in all matters affecting the child. The child has the right to be heard in administrative or judicial proceedings affecting him or her.’
‘The child has the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion.’
Articles 12 and 13, United Nations' Convention on the Rights of the Child