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CRC Article = 7(1)
The right of the child to a name from birth is recognized in Article 7(1) of the CRC. The purpose of this provision is to promote recognition and protection of the child's legal personality. It is of fundamental importance, as a name is the first point of reference both for the child and society as a means of identifying the child and the child's family. It is therefore of special importance to children born out of wedlock, abandoned children and foundlings.

See also:
Birth registration   Children born out of wedlock   Family relations   Identity   Nationality   Preservation of identity