Proposal : [draft Convention on the Rights of the Child] / submitted by the United States of America.
E/CN.4/1988/WG.1/WP.10 27 January 1988 Original: ENGLISH COMMISSION ON HUMAN RIGHTS Forty-Fourth Session Pre-sessional open-ended Working Group on the Question of a Convention on the Rights of the Child 25-29 January 1988 Proposal by Finland Article 1 1. For the purposes of the present Convention, a child means every human being who has not attained the age of 18 years. 2. No provision of the present Convention shall be applied to a child who has attained the age of  years and who no longer is a minor, where the application would be manifestly incompatible with the legal status of that child. 13. In terms of paragraph 2 of this article., a child who no longer is a minor means a child who: (a) has full legal capacity; or (b) has become emancipated in all matters relating to his or her person; or (c) has the right to determine his or her own residence; or (d) has the capacity to enter into certain contractual relationships; or (e) has the capacity to dispose of certain parts of his or her property. GE.88-103O4/2234G