Childrens rights

14. 1. States Parties shall respect the right of

the child to freedom of thought, conscience and religion.

2. States Parties shall respect the rights and duties of the parents

and, when applicable, legal guardians, to provide direction to the child in the

exercise of his or her right in a manner consistent with the evolving capacities

of the child.

3. Freedom to manifest one’s religion or beliefs may be subject only

to such limitations as are prescribed by law and are necessary to protect public

safety, order, health or morals, or the fundamental rights and freedoms of

others.

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