Commentary on the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, Article 14: The Right to Freedom of Thought, Conscience and Religion
- Preliminary Material (i-xii) (58K)
- Introduction (1-2) (49K)
- Comparison with Related International Human Rights Provisions (3-6) (52K)
Scope of Article 14
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- 1. Introduction
- 2. Para. 1: 'States Parties Shall Respect the Right of the Child to Freedom of Thought, Conscience and Religion.
- 3. Para. 2: 'States Parties Shall Respect the Rights and Duties of the Parents and, When Applicable, Legal Guardians, to Provide Direction to the Child in the Exercise of His or Her Right in a Manner Consistent with the Evolving Capacities of the Child.'
- 4. Para. 3: 'Freedom to Manifest One's Religion or Beliefs May Be Subject Only to Such Limitations as Are Prescribed by Law and Are Necessary to Protect Public Safety, Order, Health, or Morals or the Fundamental Rights and Freedoms of Others.'