—Child abuse occurring outside the home in China
is inflicted on school-age children and can result in serious
physical and mental harm. China is a developing country with
a population of over 1.2 billion, of whom over 300 million are
children under the age of 16. Making a commitment to respect
the rights of children has profound implications for the status
of children in China. The Convention on the Rights of the
Child (hereinafter CRC) requires that State Parties take all
appropriate measures to protect child from abuse. China has
ratified the CRC at domestic level and taken legislative,
judicial and other measures to prevent children from abuse.
Examination of the child abuse statutes and judicial practice of
China reveals that China's domestic law has failed to provide
adequate protection for children. Chinese traditional
Confucian culture and deficiency of CRC both contribute to
the soaring number of incidents of child abuse in schools. It is
suggested that China review its legislation, establish the
independent human rights commission, raise awareness of
children's rights and improve cooperation with NGOs to
ensure that it conforms fully with the requirements of the
—Child abuse in schools, implementation of
CRC, China’s regulation.
Peng Xu is with the Law School, WuHan University, Hubei Province,
China (e-mail: email@example.com).
Cite: Peng Xu, " Implementation of the Convention on the Rights of the
Child in China: Regulation the Child Abuse in Schools," International Journal of Social Science and Humanity vol. 4, no. 2, pp. 92-96, 2014.