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Record #: R2019-688   
Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Intro date: 9/18/2019 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on Health and Human Relations
Final action: 2/19/2020
Title: Call for all government agencies affiliated with juvenile justice to review and compare their policies to recommendations by Convention on Rights of Child and Global Study on Children Deprived of Liberty
Sponsors: Rodriguez, Michael D.
Topic: COMMITTEE/PUBLIC HEARINGS - Committee on Health and Human Relations
Attachments: 1. R2019-688.pdf
Resolution on the Rights of the Child

WHEREAS, The State of Illinois developed the world's first juvenile court in 1899 out of concern that children be removed from adult prison and receive a second chance, and has consistently been a leader in protecting children and promoting their rights; and

WHEREAS, the Illinois legal innovation of a juvenile court was rapidly adopted throughout the world, and

WHEREAS, The State of Illinois, based on its history and tradition of human rights and responsibilities, is committed to the human rights of children, including those children in conflict with the law; and

WHEREAS, in the 1980's, the United States participated in a working group, along with nearly eighty other nations, to draft a Convention on the Rights of the Child; and

WHEREAS, On November 20, 1989, the United Nations General Assembly unanimously adopted the Convention on the Rights of the Child, which was drafted with the specific purpose of promoting and protection the well-being of all children, including those in conflict with the law; and

WHEREAS, The Convention on the Rights of the Child has been ratified by all of the world's nations, except the United States,. making it the most widely ratified human rights document in history.

WHEREAS, The United States formally signed the Convention on the Rights of the Child in 1995, signifying its intent to ratify the Convention and

WHEREAS, The Illinois Ninety-Ninth General Assembly adopted HR 1143 in 2010, urging the adoption of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, and

WHEREAS, November 20, 2019 marks the 30th anniversary of the convention on the Rights of the Child, and

WHEREAS on October 8th, 2019 The United Nations will receive the first international report on the Global Study, on Children Deprived of Liberty along with updated recommendations on when and under what conditions children should be detained and deprived of liberty; and

WHEREAS, the Global Study notes that one of th...

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