You have the right to special protection and help if you are a refugee (someone who has had to leave their country because it is not safe for them to live there). Article 30:
You have the right to learn and use the language, customs and religion of your family, regardless of whether these are shared by the majority of the people in the country where you live. Article 32:
If you have a job it should be safe and follow government guidelines, such as how many hours you work and how much you are paid. Any work that you do must not be dangerous, or in any way harmful, to your health or education. Article 33:
You have the right to be protected from dangerous drugs and from being involved in making or selling these drugs. Article 35:
The government must protect you from being abducted, sold or trafficked. Article 36:
You have the right to protection from any other kind of exploitation (being taken advantage of). Article 37(b-d):
If you come into contact with the law;
- You have a right to freedom, this should not be taken from you unlawfully or unfairly.
- You should be treated with dignity and respect at all times.
- You have a right to access legal support and to challenge any sentence given to you.
If you have broken the law;
- You should only go to prison as a last resort.
- You should not be put in prison with adults.
- You should be allowed regular contact with your family.
You have the right to protection from war. The government must do all they can to make sure children under 15 are not forced to join an army or take part in war. Article 39:
You have the right to get special help from the government if you have been hurt, neglected, badly treated or because you are a victim of war. Article 40:
If you have been accused of a crime you have the right to defend yourself with legal help. The court and the police should make sure that you understand what is happening at all times and they should only hold you in a police station as a last resort and for as short a time as possible.