VOTING: CRIN's submission for OHCHR's study on the human rights of young people

This submission was made in January 2018 to provide input for OHCHR's report on the implementation of human rights with regard to young people.

This submission focuses on the right to vote and its role within children's civil and political rights. Children face many barriers in engaging with the political system - whether exclusion from public space or denial of their access to information key to the exercise of their rights - but their exclusion from the electorate fundamentally undermines their political engagement. As States have begun to extend the franchise to children, it is time to clarify the human rights standards that underlie the debate.

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