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Evolving capacities of the child

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CRC Article = 5; 12(1); 14(2)
One of the general principles of interpretation underlying the implementation of the CRC is that States Parties are required to respect the responsibilities, rights and duties of parents or, where applicable, the members of the extended family or community as provided for by local custom, legal guardians or other persons legally responsible for the child, to provide, in a manner consistent with the evolving capacities of the child, appropriate direction and guidance in the exercise by the child of the rights set forth in the CRC.

See also:
Best interests of the child   Discrimination   Freedom of religion   Parental guidance   Respect for the views of the child