Childrens rights

20. 1. A child temporarily or permanently deprived

of his or her family environment, or in whose own best interests cannot be

allowed to remain in that environment, shall be entitled to special protection

and assistance provided by the State.

2. States Parties shall in accordance with their national laws

ensure alternative care for such a child.

3. Such care could include, inter alia, foster placement,

kafalah of Islamic law, adoption or if necessary placement in suitable

institutions for the care of children. When considering solutions, due regard

shall be paid to the desirability of continuity in a child’s upbringing and to

the child’s ethnic, religious, cultural and linguistic background.

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