During the week of 20 November2009 the international community celebrated the twentieth anniversary of the adoption of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (hereafter the CRC). This article deals with an attempt to draw a framework of quality requirements in order to improve the reflection on its implementation. In the first part, two fundamental macro developments which are at the origin of the CRC are discussed as well as its most important characteristics. Via these characteristics the second part deals with activities related to implementation. Within the scope of this article it is not possible to do this very exhaustively. The choice was made to do this by means of the already extensive series of policy documents in this matter. This is also a methodological choice: for legal standards mirror the preceding societal (standards) debate. This analysis shows us that quite a serious number of very important structures and mechanisms have been constructed. Moreover, one can observe that through this the already current discussions on the position of children in society have intensified and even improved, which is essential for realizing human/children’s rights.