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1. Youth Policy Governance

1.2 National youth law

Last update: 28 November 2023

There is no specific national youth law in Ireland. The introduction of a youth law is not widely discussed / debated in Ireland. Instead the needs and rights of young people falls under many different pieces of legislation. 

Ireland signed the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) in 1992. The UNCRC is an international agreement that lists the rights of children and young people under the age of 18. As Ireland signed and ratified this Convention, the Government must be assessed on how well they implement the Convention and its 41 articles.