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 Form 2 History and Government: Democracy and Human Rights Online Lessons

Application of the Kenyan bill of rights to specific groups of people in Kenya: Rights enjoyed by Children in Kenya.

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Application of the Kenyan bill of rights to specific groups of people in Kenya.
Rights enjoyed by Children in Kenya.
-A child refers to a young person from birth to full physical development. The term also refers to a person who has not attained the age of eighteen. The rights of children are contained in the United Nations Convention on the
-Rights of the Child, and International Agreement on the
-Rights of the Child put in place in 1990.
The rights include;
a) Survival rights
~ Every child has the right to a name and nationality from birth.
~ Every child has the right to basic nutrition, shelter and health care.
b) Development rights
~ Every child has the right to free and compulsory basic education.
~ Every child has the right to parental care and protection, which includes equal responsibility of the mother and father to provide for the child, whether they are married to each other or not.
c) Right of protection
~ Every child has the right to be protected from abuse, neglect, harmful cultural practices, all forms of violence, inhuman treatment and punishment, and hazardous or exploitative labour.
~ Every child has the right not to be detained, except as a measure of last resort, and when detained, to be held for the shortest appropriate period of time.
~ Every child has the right to separate from adults and in conditions that take account of the child’s sex and age.
~ Every child has the right to a child’s best interests are of paramount importance in every matter concerning the child.


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