IJSSH 2014 Vol.4(2): 92-96 ISSN: 2010-3646
DOI: 10.7763/IJSSH.2014.V4.325

Implementation of the Convention on the Rights of the Child in China: Regulation the Child Abuse in Schools

Peng Xu
Abstract—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 CRC.

Index Terms—Child abuse in schools, implementation of CRC, China’s regulation.

Peng Xu is with the Law School, WuHan University, Hubei Province, China (e-mail: whxp123@hotmail.com).

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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.

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