This chapter argues that the ideal of child rights as expressed by the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), an international social policy of sorts, deserves more global attention than it has received because it speaks to issues of social justice and better outcomes for all children. It examines the principles and translation of the CRC in three Sub-Saharan African countries, namely Nigeria, Ghana and Uganda, using data primarily from the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) reports to understand the lack and availability of resources in terms of the social and political infrastructures of these countries. The suggestion of the legal enforcement of the Convention through the constitution and Bill of Rights is one way of translating the ideal of children's rights to individual states, but to be effective there also has to be political will to foster the adoption of these rights.