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Rights of Children and Young Persons (Wales) Measure 2011

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8The Convention on the Rights of the ChildW

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(1)In this Measure—

(a)the Convention” means the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child adopted and opened for signature, ratification and accession by General Assembly resolution 44/25 of 20 November 1989, and

(b)the Protocols” means the Optional Protocols mentioned in section 1(1)(b) and (c).

(2)In the Schedule to this Measure—

(a)Part 1 sets out the text of Part I of the Convention,

(b)Part 2 sets out the text of the articles of the Protocols referred to in section 1(1)(b) and (c), and

(c)Part 3 sets out the text of the declarations by the United Kingdom to the Convention and the Protocols.

(3)For the purposes of this Measure, the Convention and Protocols are to be treated as having effect—

(a)as set out for the time being in Parts 1 and 2 of the Schedule, but

(b)subject to any declaration or reservation as set out for the time being in Part 3 of the Schedule.

(4)Subsection (5) applies if the United Kingdom has signed or otherwise indicated its agreement to—

(a)an amendment to the Convention or to a protocol for the time being set out in the Schedule, or

(b)an additional protocol to the Convention.

But that subsection does not apply if subsection (7) applies in relation to the amendment or protocol.

(5)The Welsh Ministers may by order make amendments to section 1(1), 8(1), 8(2) or 8(3) of, or the Schedule to, this Measure to reflect—

(a)the amendment or protocol, and

(b)any declaration or reservation by the United Kingdom to the amendment or protocol.

(6)Subsection (7) applies if the United Kingdom has ratified—

(a)an amendment to the Convention or to a protocol for the time being set out in the Schedule, or

(b)an additional protocol to the Convention.

(7)The Welsh Ministers must by order make amendments to section 1(1), 8(1), 8(2) or 8(3) of, or the Schedule to, this Measure to reflect—

(a)the amendment or protocol, and

(b)any declaration or reservation by the United Kingdom to the amendment or protocol.

(8)The Welsh Ministers must by order make amendments to Part 3 of the Schedule to reflect any amendment to or withdrawal of any declaration or reservation for the time being set out in that Part.

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