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Child Law (1993)

Section 3: The arms of this Law are as follows:

(a) to implement the rights of the child recognized in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child;
(b) to protect the rights of the Child;
(c) to protect in order that children may enjoy fully their rights in accordance with law; (d) to carry out measures for the best interests of the child depending upon the financial resources of the State;
(e) to enable custody and care of children in need of protection and care by the State or voluntary social workers or nongovernmental organizations;
(f) to enable a separate trial of a juvenile offense and to carry out measures with the objective of reforming the character of the child who has committed an offense.