AN ACT to reform and consolidate the law relating to children, to provide for the rights of the child, maintenance and adoption, regulate child labour and apprenticeship, for ancillary matters concerning children generally and to provide for related matters.BE IT ENACTED by Parliament as follows
Part I – THE RIGHTS OF THE CHILD
I – Rights of the child and parental duty
1. Definition of child
For purposes of this Act, a child is a person below the age of eighteen years.
2. Welfare principle
(1)The best interest of the child shall be paramount in any matter concerning a child.(2)The best interest of the child shall be the primary consideration by any court, person, institution or other bo…
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