Digital copy of a Newscutting of an article by Caroline Leonard in the Jersey Evening Post titled Education seek advice over legislation on children's rights. Undated, c. 1995. [Some details redacted]. For Sir Michael Birt's Witness Statement to the Inquiry dated 30 November 2015, see C/D/AW4/B2/21/WS000680.

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Refers to the Attorney General Michael Birt having been asked for advice by the Education Committee on whether Jersey should sign a UN convention on children's rights [United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child] prior to a decision with regards to drafting juvenile employment legislation. Refers to prior legislation having been overwhelmingly rejected in 1989, and includes comments by the Children's Officer Anton Skinner about the matter and details support of Deputy Imogen Nicholls in respect of the ratification of the convention in its entirety.


Birt, Sir Michael
Jeune, Reg, Senator
Leonard, Caroline
Nicholls, Imogen, Deputy
Skinner, Anton
Attorney General
Children's Department
Education Committee
Home Office
Jersey Evening Post
Policy and Resources Committee
United Nations
United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child


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