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Minimum age(s)

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In most countries minors of a certain age enjoy special legal capacity to act independently in some important matters. Pursuant to Article 1 of the CRC dealing with the definition of the child, the Committee on the Rights of the Child has requested States Parties to provide relevant information on the legal minimum ages established for various purposes, including, inter alia, legal or medical counselling without parental consent, end of compulsory education, part-time employment, full-time employment, hazardous employment, sexual consent, marriage, voluntary enlistment into the armed forces, conscription into the armed forces, voluntarily giving testimony in court, criminal liability, deprivation of liberty, imprisonment and consumption of alcohol or other controlled substances.

See also:
Definition of the child   Majority   Minimum age for criminal responsibility   Minimum age(s) for admission to employment