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The CRC Committee's Guidelines for Periodic Reports require information on how the freedom of thought, conscience and religion, among other civil rights and freedoms, is 'recognized by law specifically in relation to children'. Article 8 protects the child's right to preserve his or her identity, which may include religious identity. It noted that States should ensure that a child's religious affiliation, or lack of one, in no way hinders the child's rights, including the right to non-discrimination and to privacy. The second paragraph of Article 14 does apply to freedom of thought: parents and legal guardians have both a right and a duty to provide direction to the child in the exercise of his or her freedom of thought, in a manner consistent with the evolving capacities of the child. The religious and cultural beliefs, practices and moral concepts of the juvenile should be respected.

Keywords: Article 14; CRC; juvenile; religious identity



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