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Children's Rights (Art.28)

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28. (1) Every child has the right -

  1. to a name and a nationality from birth;
  2. to family care or parental care, or to appropriate alternative care when removed from the family environment;
  3. to basic nutrition, shelter, basic health care services and social services;
  4. to be protected from maltreatment, neglect, abuse or degradation;
  5. to be protected from exploitative labor practices;
  6. not to be required or permitted to perform work or provide services that -
    1. are inappropriate for a person of that child's age; or
    2. place at risk the child's well-being, education, physical or mental health or spiritual, moral or social development;
  7. not to be detained except as a measure of last resort, in which case, in addition to the rights a child enjoys under sections 12 and 35, the child may be detained only for the shortest appropriate period of time, and has the right to be -
    1. kept separately from detained persons over the age of 18 years; and
    2. treated in a manner, and kept in conditions, that take account of the child's age;
  8. to have a legal practitioner assigned to the child by the state, and at state expense, in civil proceedings affecting the child, if substantial injustice would otherwise result; and
  9. not to be used directly in armed conflict, and to be protected in times of armed conflict.

(2) A child's best interests are of paramount importance in every matter concerning the child.

(3) In this section "child" means a person under the age of 18 years.

 

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