Article 30 – Legal Topic – Child Rights and Protection of Children under the Law

Sara Martinez

MAGCO DAILY LEGAL LESSONS #30

CHILD RIGHTS AND PROTECTION OF CHILDREN UNDER THE LAW

This lesson provides information on:

  • Introduction
  • Convention on the rights of the child
    • Right to life
    • Right to a name and nationality
    • Right to an identity
    • Right to live with their parents
    • Right to freedom of expression and freedom to information
    • Right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion
    • Freedom of association and freedom of peaceful assembly
    • Right to private life
    • Right to access to information and material
    • Right to protection from violence
    • Right to special protection and assistance provided by the state
    • Right to care if suffering from a mental or physical disability
    • Right to healthcare
    • Right to an adequate standard of living
    • Right to education
    • Right to enjoy their culture
    • Right to rest, play and take part in cultural activities
    • Right to not have to do work that is dangerous
    • Right to be protected from sexual abuse
    • Rights where accused of breaking the law
  • The constitution of Trinidad and Tobago
  • The children act chapter 46:01
  • The education act chapter 39:01
  • Young offenders detention act chapter 13:05
  • Children’s authority act chapter 46:10
Article 30

 

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