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The Child Law (1993)

Section 3 : The Aims 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 non-governmental organizations ;
(f) to enable a separate trial of a juvenile offence and to carry out measures with the objective of reforming the character of the child who has committed an offence.