Sinn Féin - On Your Side

Sinn Féin launch Children's Document

22 April, 2005

We reaffirm our support for the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child with its clear demand 'that the child should be fully prepared to live an individual life in society and brought up in the spirit of the ideals proclaimed in the Charter of the United Nations and in particular in the spirit of peace, dignity, tolerance, freedom, equality and solidarity'.

It is our contention that all state actions in relation to children should adhere to the letter and the spirit of this convention.

We call for an all-Ireland Charter of Rights that will enshrine the rights of children. For our part, Sinn Féin's Rights for All Charter recognises the central importance of the rights of the child in a new Ireland.

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