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Original name: ကလေးသူငယ် အခွင့်အရေးများဆိုင်ရာဥပဒေ
Name: Law on the Rights of the Child, 2019 (Pyidaungsu Hluttaw Law No. 22/2019) the 7th Waning Day of Waso, 1381 ME (23rd July 2019).
Country: Myanmar
Subject(s): Elimination of child labour, protection of children and young persons; Hazardous child labour
Type of legislation: Law, Act
Adopted on: 2019-07-23
Entry into force:
ISN: MMR-2019-L-109405
Bibliography: Unofficial English Translation, 2020, International Labour Organization PDF PDF
Legislation on-line Legislation on-line Myanmar Law Information System PDF of Law in Burmese PDF of Law in Burmese (consulted on 2022-03-03)
Abstract/Citation: 4. The objectives of this law are as follows:
a. to implement the rights of the child as stated in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.
b. to promote the best interests of children and to protect the rights of the child according to the law.
c. to put into practice the necessary arrangements including basic health, nutrition and access to educational opportunity for all round development of children.
d. to provide the protection by the State, volunteers and non government organizations to children who are the victims of neglect, abuse, cruelty and exploitation.
e. to strive for the ethical correction of juvenile offenders by proceeding the trial of juvenile crimes separately.
f. to ensure that all children have the relevant rights and protection equally as per the existing law and that there is no discrimination of children.
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