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Charte-africaine-des-droits-de-lenfants

Children’s rights

The African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child (ACRWC)

  • african childrens rights charter

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  • Article 6 : Every child shall be registered immediately after birth. [...]

    Article 11 : Every child shall have the right to an education [...]

    - Take measures to encourage regular attendance at schools and the reduction of drop-out rates. [...]

    - The promotion of the child’s understanding of primary health care. [...]


Article 14 : Every child shall have the right to enjoy the best attainable state of physical, mental and spiritual health. States Parties to the present Charter shall undertake to pursue the full implementation of this right and in particular shall take measures :

- To reduce infant and child morality rate,

- To ensure the provision of necessary medical assistance and health care to all children with emphasis on the development of primary health care,

- To ensure the provision of adequate nutrition and safe drinking water,

- To combat disease and malnutrition within the framework of primary health care through the application of appropriate technology. [...]


Convention on the Rights of the Child

Article 24  :

1. States Parties recognize the right of the child to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of health and to facilities for the treatment of illness and rehabilitation of health. States Parties shall strive to ensure that no child is deprived of his or her right of access to such health care services.

2. States Parties shall pursue full implementation of this right and, in particular, shall take appropriate measures:

a) To diminish infant and child mortality,

b) To ensure the provision of necessary medical assistance and health care to all children with emphasis on the development of primary health care,

c) To combat disease and malnutrition, including within the framework of primary health care, through, inter alia, the application of readily available technology and through the provision of adequate nutritious foods and clean drinking-water, taking into consideration the dangers and risks of environmental pollution,

d) To ensure appropriate pre-natal and post-natal health care for mothers,

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Article 28 : States Parties recognize the right of the child to education, and with a view to achieving this right progressively and on the basis of equal opportunity. [...]