Poland as the initiator and co-founder of the Convention on the Rights of the Child
The Convention on the Rights of the Child is the first international document concerning children. It is called a global constitution of children’s rights, because it contains an extensive catalogue of young people’s rights. Poland’s influence on the adoption of this document is the greatest Polish achievement in the international area of protection of the youngest. Poland was the first to put forward a draft of the Convention and its final version is based on that draft. Adoption of the Convention was the impetus for transformations in consciousness and law, especially in the creation of child’s subjectivity. The Convention has set universal standards to protect rights of the youngest citizens and it is the greatest Polish contribution to the field of human rights.