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Maintenance obligations

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CRC Article = 27(2)
Note:
States Parties are required to respect that parent(s) or others responsible for the child have the primary responsibility to secure, within their abilities and financial capacities, the conditions of living necessary for the child's development.

See also:
Adequate standard of living   Family assistance   Parental responsibilities   Recovery of maintenance   

Majority

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CRC Article = 1
Note:
Majority refers to the legal age at which political, economic or other forms of participation begin in various countries. In most countries majority is attained at a certain age. However, in some countries majority can also be attained through, for example, marriage or military service. Under Article 1 of the CRC once a person attains the age of 18 years the provisions of the CRC are no longer automatically applicable to him or her. Recognizing that 18 is not necessarily consonant with the age at which majority is attained in some countries, this provision allows those States Parties in which a child below the age of 18 years can attain majority to retain that age as the upper age limit for the automatic application of the rights set forth in the CRC.

See also:
Definition of the child   Minimum age(s)   

Malnutrition

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CRC Article = 24(2)(c)
Note:
For the implementation of the right of the child to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of health and to health services, States Parties are required to take appropriate measures, including within the framework of primary health care, to combat malnutrition through, inter alia, the application of readily available technology and through the provision of adequate nutritious foods and clean drinking-water, taking into consideration the dangers and risks of environmental pollution.

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Adequate nutrition   Breast-feeding   Child health and nutrition   Disease   Health and health services   Primary health care   

Marriage

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See:
Child marriage   

Mass media

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CRC Article = 17(a)
Note:
For the implementation of the right of the child to have access to appropriate information, States Parties are required to encourage the mass media to disseminate information and material of social and cultural benefit to the child.

See also:
Appropriate information   Children's books   Freedom of information   Information and linguistic minority children   Injurious information   

Material assistance

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CRC Article = 27(3)
Note:
For the implementation of the right of the child to an adequate standard of living, States Parties are required to provide material assistance and support programmes for families in need, particularly with regard to nutrition, clothing and housing.

See also:
Adequate nutrition   Adequate standard of living   Family assistance   Parental responsibilities   

Media violence

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Medical assistance

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CRC Article = 24(2)(b)
Note:
For the implementation of the right of the child to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of health and to health services, States Parties are required to take appropriate measures to ensure the provision of necessary medical assistance and health care to all children with emphasis on the development of primary health care.

See also:
Health and health services   

Mentally disabled children

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See:
Disabled children   

Minimum age for criminal responsibility

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CRC Article = 40(3)(a)
Note:
States Parties are required to promote the establishment of a minimum age below which children shall be presumed not to have the capacity to infringe the penal law. Rule 4 of the United Nations Standard Minimum Rules for the Administration of Juvenile Justice (1985), otherwise known as the Beijing Rules, recommends that the beginning of the age of criminal responsibility should not be fixed at too low an age level, bearing in mind the tacts of emotional, mental and intellectual maturity.

See also:
Administration of Juvenile Justice   Diversions   Juvenile justice   Minimum age(s)   

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