|AUTHOR||Dennis A. Pantin, Donna Ramjattan and Joy Francis|
|TOPIC||Economic crisis and recovery|
In Trinidad and Tobago, the protection of the Rights of particularly vulnerable and poor children requires serious and immediate attention and the assurance of appropriate resources to address the situation. Trinidad and Tobago ratified the Convention of the Rights of the Child in 1989 and there have been meaningful strides in the legislation for the protection and the achievement of rights of children. In spite of this, the Trinidad and Tobago Coalition on the Rights of the Child in its contribution to the Trinidad and Tobago Second Period Report under the CRC has stated that the Convention is not expressly recognized in the national Constitution, and argued that additional pieces of legislation are required to facilitate integration of the CRC into the Constitution, domestic law and the practice of the law.