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Article Comparison - African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child

Article 4
Best Interests of the Child

1. In all actions concerning the child undertaken by any person or authority the best interests of the child shall be the primary consideration.

2. In all judicial or administrative proceedings affecting a child who is capable of communicating his/her own views, and opportunity shall be provided for the views of the child to be heard either directly or through an impartial representative as a party to the proceedings. and those views shall be taken into consideration by the relevant authority in accordance with the provisions of appropriate law.