A publication of The Koons Family Institute on International Law & Policy, an initiative of the International Centre for Missing & Exploited Children (ICMEC). This edition expands the review from 187 Interpol member countries to include to 196 countries.
Optional Protocol supplements the Convention by providing States with detailed requirements to end the sexual exploitation and abuse of children. It also protects children from being sold for non-sexual purposes—such as other forms of forced labour, illegal adoption and organ donation.
The Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) is the first legally binding international instrument to incorporate the full range of human rights—civil, cultural, economic, political and social rights.