The Law on Children No. 102/2016/QH13 passed by the National Assembly on April 05, 2014 and replaces the Law on child protection, care and education No. 25/2004/QH11; within that, the most important contents is the prohibited acts in caring and protecting children.
In particular, beside current prohibited acts as in current regulations such as right to be protected against violence, neglect or abandonment ; trafficking, kidnapping, swap and appropriation; narcotic substances or sell or facilitate children in drinking alcohol or beer, smoking and using addictive substances or other stimulants, and unsafe foods which may cause harm to children…; from June 01, 2017, other prohibited acts prescribed in this Law such as: deprive children of right to life; neglect, abandon or engage in children trafficking, kidnap, swap and appropriate children; involve in child sexual abuse, use violence against children, abuse or exploit children; organize, support, incite or force the child to engage in child marriage; use, persuade, incite, excite, entice or force children to commit violations against the law, or offend honor or dignity of other person; prevent children from exercising their rights and responsibilities; fails to provide or conceal or preclude the provision of information concerning children who are abused or threatened to be exploited or suffered violence to their families, educational establishments or competent agencies and officials…
Another important contents is that the children’s rights are increased from 10 rights to 25 rights from June 01, 2017; particularly, the most important rights as right to life; right to preserve and promote characters; right to freedom of belief or religion; right to privacy such as children have the imprescriptibly right to privacy and keep personal and family secrets, all are for the best interests of children; children have their honor, dignity, personal prestige, mail, telephone and telegram security and other personal information exchange types protected by the law; or children have the right to be protected, in any form, from sexual abuse; right to social security; right to protection from narcotic substances; right to be protected in the course of proceedings and taking of actions against administrative violations….
This Law takes effect on June 01, 2017.
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