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Your Rights

Human rights exist to make sure that we are treated properly and fairly,
and are given the freedom to develop to our full potential. We all have
human rights whoever we are

Children's Rights

Children need special rights because they need extra protection that most adults don’t. The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) is an international document that sets out all of the rights that children have. A child is defined in the Convention as any person under the age of 18.

There are lots of rights which will apply to you including these below.

Respect for Children's Views

Children have the right to give their opinions freely on issues that affect them. Adults should listen and take children seriously.

Refugee Children

Children who move from their home country to another country as refugees (because it was not safe for them to stay there) should get help and protection and have the same rights as children born in that country.

Minority culture, language and religion

Children have the right to use their own language, culture and religion - even if these are not shared by most people in the country where they live.

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