RIGHTS OF THE CHILD-Articles

Article 28 (right to education)

 

Every child has the right to an education. Primary education must be free and different forms of secondary education must be available to every child. Discipline in schools must respect children’s dignity and their rights. Richer countries must help poorer countries achieve this.

Article 19 (protection from violence, abuse and neglect)

 

Governments must do all they can to ensure that children are protected from all forms of violence, abuse, neglect and bad treatment by their parents or anyone else who looks after them.

Article 31 (lesisure, play and culture)

 

Every child has the right to relax, play and take part in a wide range of cultural and artistic activities.

Article 24 (health and health services)

 

Every child has the right to the best possible health. Governments must provide good quality health care, clean water, nutritious food, and a clean environment and education on health and well-being so that children can stay healthy. Richer countries must help poorer countries achieve this.

Article 33 (drug abuse)

 

Governments must protect children from the illegal use of drugs and from being involved in the production or distribution of drugs.

Article 12 (respect for views of the child)

 

Every child has the right to express their views, feelings and wishes in all matters affecting them, and to have their views considered and taken seriously. This right applies at all times, for example during immigration proceedings, housing decisions or the child’s day-to-day home life.

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