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African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child

Article 3  

    Every child shall be entitled to the enjoyment of the rights and freedoms recognized and guaranteed in this Charter irrespective of the child's or his/her parents' or legal guardians race, ethnic group, colour, sex, language, religion, political or other opinion, national and social origin, fortune, birth or other status.

Article 17 

    2. States Parties to the present Charter shall in particular: (ii) shall be informed promptly in a language that he understands and in detail of the charge against him, and shall be entitled to the assistance of an interpreter if he or she cannot understand the language used;

Source: OAU Doc. CAB/LEG/24.9/49 (1990). The text of the Charter can be found on an Internet database operated by the University of Minnesota's Human Rights Library.

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