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Group rebukes children draft

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AMMAN — The Arab Organization for Human Rights against Torture rebuked the proposed children rights draft, saying the bill comprised shortcomings in the legislative regulation against constitutional provisions, Jo24 reported.اضافة اعلان

The organization also said the draft contradicted the children rights convention, and excluded the role of parents in the upbringing and of children.

Pointing to articles 4–6 in the Jordanian Constitution, which stipulate that the family is the foundation of society and is based-on religion, morality, and patriotism, the proposed legislation ignores the role of parents in protecting their children’s rights.

The organization clarified, that the proposed draft goes against the constitution, regarding the family’s role in society, its strength and its link to religion and morality, as well as contradicting the children’s convention.

The organization said the proposed bill copied the child’s convention, and that some provisions in the convention were discarded, such as article No. 5 which affirms the rights of parents or guardians. It said the draft also removed restrictions on children, so that their rights become absolute, without any restrictions or control.

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