The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (commonly abbreviated as the CRC, CROC, or UNCRC) is a human rights treaty which sets out the civil, political, economic, social, health and cultural rights of children. The Convention defines a child as any human being under the age of eighteen, unless the age of majority is attained earlier under national legislation.
India ratified UNCRC on 11 December 1992, agreeing in principles all articles except with certain reservations on issues relating to the child labour. The conversion has total 54 to articles. Some of them are the most relevant in the context of education sector.