The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child is based on four general principles, one of which is the principle of non-discrimination, which results from Article 2. The principle of equality and protection against discrimination are core elements of human rights protection. Human rights are founded on human dignity, to which all people are equally entitled. The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child therefore applies to all children and young people, regardless of their gender, origin, religious affiliation, language, disability or political views of the child or parents. No child may be discriminated against and all children have the same rights.