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Commissioner's Update - November 2018

Most adults in our community would acknowledge and respect the importance of human rights. But almost a quarter of our state’s population is under 18 – what rights do these young people have?

While children have rights just like we adults do, they rely on us to uphold their rights and to teach them the importance of respecting the rights of others.

In late October we celebrated Children’s Week by releasing a Statement of Commitment to Western Australia’s children and young people that draws on both the UN Convention and the views of WA children. There are nine simple rights explained in simple terms for children to understand which you can read more about in the story below.