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Republic of Lithuania

Law No I-1234
March,14 1996

Republic of Lithuania Law on Fundamentals of Protection of the Rights of the Child

Chapter I

GENERAL PROVISIONS

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Article 4. General Provisions in Defence of the Rights of the Child

Parents, other legal representatives of the child, state, municipal government and public institutions and other natural and legal persons must abide by the following provisions and principles:

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3) every child shall enjoy equal rights with other children and can not be discriminated against for reasons of his parents' or other legal child representatives' gender, age, nationality, race, language, religion, convictions, social, monetary and family position, state of health or any other circumstances;

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Chapter II

FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS AND FREEDOMS OF THE CHILD

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Article 17. Rights of Children Belonging to Ethnic Communities
(Minorities) of the Republic of Lithuania

Children belonging to ethnic communities (minorities) of the Republic of Lithuania shall have the right to develop their own language, culture, customs and traditions. This right shall be ensured by the Constitution of the Republic of Lithuania, laws and other legal acts.

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Chapter V

CHILD AND THE SCHOOL

Article 34. General Provisions of Rights of the Child to Education

1. The child shall have the right to an education, which would develop his general cultural knowledge, intellect, abilities, views, moral and social responsibility, and would create conditions for development of his personality.
2. Every child must be assured the opportunities of learning to respect his parents, educators, teachers, other people, his native language, the state language and culture and other languages and cultures and nature, of preparing for an independent existence and work and of becoming a useful member of society.

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Algirdas Brazauskas
President of the Republic

Vilnius
March 14, 1996



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