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Bērnu tiesību aizsardzības likums (Protection of the Rights of the Child)

The Parliament of the Republic of Latvia Country Resources Child Rights Legislation Latvia 27 July 1998 Legislation/regulation child and adolescent, child and adolescent mental health

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Šā likuma uzdevums ir noteikt bērna tiesības, brīvības un to aizsardzību, ņemot vērā, ka bērnam kā fiziski un intelektuāli nenobriedušai personai vajadzīga īpaša aizsardzība un gādība. Šis likums regulē arī pamatnosacījumus, saskaņā ar kuriem kontrolējama bērna uzvedība un nosakāma viņa atbildība, tas reglamentē vecāku un citu fizisko un juridisko personu, kā arī valsts un pašvaldību tiesības, pienākumus un atbildību par bērna tiesību nodrošināšanu, nosaka bērna tiesību aizsardzības sistēmu un tās darbības tiesiskos principus. Bērna tiesību aizsardzība ir valsts politikas sastāvdaļa. Valsts un pašvaldības organizē un kontrolē bērna tiesību aizsardzību visā valsts teritorijā.

The purpose of this Law is to set out the rights and freedoms of a child and the protection therefor, taking into account that a child as a physically and mentally immature person has the need for special protection and care. This Law also regulates the criteria by which the behaviour of a child shall be controlled and the liability of a child shall be determined, regulates the rights, obligations and liabilities of parents and other natural persons and legal persons and the State and local governments in regard to ensuring the rights of the child, and determines the system for the protection of the rights of the child and the legal principles regarding its operation. Protection of the rights of the child is an integral part of State policy. The State and local governments shall organise and monitor the protection of the rights of the child throughout the territory of the State.

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