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Article 1

Article 1

Everyone under 18 years of age has all the rights in this Convention.

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Article 2

Article 2

The Convention applies to everyone whatever their race, religion, abilities, whatever they think or say and whatever type of family they come from.

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Article 3

Article 3

All organisations concerned with children should work towards what is best for each child.

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Article 4

Article 4

Governments should make these rights available to children.

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Article 5

Article 5

Governments should respect the rights and responsibilities of families to direct and guide their children so that, as they grow, they learn to use their rights properly

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Article 6

Article 6

All children have the right of life. Governments should ensure that children survive and develop healthily.

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Article 7

Article 7

All children have the right to a legally registered name, the right to a nationality and the right to know and, as far as possible, to be cared for by their parents.

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Article 8

Article 8

Governments should respect children’s right to a name, a nationality and family ties

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Article 9

Article 9

Children should not be separated from their parents unless it is for their own good. Children whose parents have separated have the right to stay in contact with both parents.

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Article 10

Article 10

Families who live in different countries should be allowed to move between those countries so that parents and children can stay in contact or get back together as a family.

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Article 11

Article 11

Governments should take steps to stop children being taken out of their own country illegally.

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Article 12

Article 12

Children have the right to say what they think should happen, when adults are making decisions that affect them, and to have their opinions taken into account.

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Article 13

Article 13

Children have the right to get and to share information as long as the information is not damaging to them or to others.

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Article 14

Article 14

Children have the right to think and believe what they want and to practice their religion, as long as they are not stopping other people from enjoying their rights.

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Article 15

Article 15

Children have the right to meet together and to join groups and organisations, as long as this does not stop other people from enjoying their rights.

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Article 16

Article 16

Children have a right to privacy. The law should protect them from attacks against their way of life, their good name, their families and their homes.

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Article 17

Article 17

Children have the right to reliable information from the mass media. Television, radio and newspapers should provide information that children can understand.

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Article 18

Article 18

Both parents share responsibility for bringing up their children, and should always consider what is best for each child.

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Article 19

Article 19

Governments should ensure that children are properly cared for, and protect them from violence, abuse and neglect by their parents or anyone else who looks after them.

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Article 20

Article 20

Children who cannot be looked after by their own family must be looked after properly, by people who respect their religion, culture and language.

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Article 21

Article 21

When children are adopted the first concern must be what is best for them.

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Article 22

Article 22

Children who come into a country as refugees should have the same rights as children born in that country

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Article 23

Article 23

Children who have any kind of disability should have special care and support so that they can lead full and independent lives

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Article 24

Article 24

Children have the right to good quality health care and to clean water, nutritious food and a clean environment so that they will stay healthy.

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Article 25

Article 25

Children who are looked after by their local authority rather than their parents should have their situation reviewed regularly.

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Article 26

Article 26

The Government should provide extra money for the children of families in need.

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Article 27

Article 27

Children have a right to a standard of living that is good enough to meet their physical and mental needs.

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Article 28

Article 28

Children have a right to an education. Discipline in schools should respect children’s human dignity. Primary education should be free.

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Article 29

Article 29

Education should develop each child’s personality and talents to the full. It should encourage children to respect their parents, and their own and other cultures.

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Article 30

Article 30

Children have a right to learn and use the language and customs of their families, whether these are shared by the majority of people in the country or not.

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Article 31

Article 31

All children have a right to relax and play, and to join in a wide range of activities.

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Article 32

Article 32

The Government should protect children from work that is dangerous or might harm their health or their education.

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Article 33

Article 33

The Government should provide ways of protecting children from dangerous drugs.

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Article 34

Article 34

The Government should protect children from sexual abuse.

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Article 35

Article 35

The Government should make sure that children are not abducted or sold.

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Article 36

Article 36

Children should be protected from any activities that could harm their development.

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Article 37

Article 37

Children who break the law should not be treated cruelly. They should not be put in prison with adults and should be able to keep in contact with their families.

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Article 38

Article 38

Governments should not allow children under 15 to join the army. Children in war zones should receive special protection.

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Article 39

Article 39

Children who have been neglected or abused should receive special help to restore their self respect.

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Article 40

Article 40

Children who are accused of breaking the law should receive legal help. Prison sentences for children should only be used for the most serious offenses.

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Article 41

Article 41

If the laws of a particular country protect children better than the articles of the Convention, then those laws should stay.

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Article 42

Article 42

The Government should make the Convention known to all parents and children.

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