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19. Children

1. The State must adopt policies and measures to ensure that in matters relating to
children, the best interests of the children concerned are paramount.

2. The State must adopt reasonable policies and measures, within the limits of the
resources available to it, to ensure that children–

  a. enjoy family or parental care, or appropriate care when removed from the
  family environment;
  b. have shelter and basic nutrition, health care and social services;
  c. are protected from maltreatment, neglect or any form of abuse; and
  d. have access to appropriate education and training.

3. The State must take appropriate legislative and other measures–

  a. to protect children from exploitative labour practices; and
  b. to ensure that children are not required or permitted to perform work or
  provide services that.
    i. are inappropriate for the children’s age; or
    ii. place at risk the children’s well-being, education, physical or mental
    health or spiritual, moral or social development.