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OHCHR, The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights,Save the Children Sweden
The ‘Legislative History of the Convention on the Rights of the Child’ (2007) is the result of ten years of work by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights and Save the Children Sweden. The publication aims to serve as a research tool for children’s rights advocates based on the major international treaty guiding their work. The two-volume Legislative History on the Convention on the Rights of the Child lists among the many major advances ushered in by the Convention recognition, for the first time in a human rights treaty, of the differential and often discriminatory impact that national legislation, policies, attitudes and cultural traditions can have on girls. The Legislative History of the Convention on the Rights of the Child is the first comprehensive record of the drafting of the Convention. The publication is available in two parts: Part I and Part II.