Views of the child

The views of the child must be taken into account in determining what is in their best interests. A child’s age, maturity and capabilities are important factors in the weight given to the child’s views, but children of all ages and abilities should have an opportunity to have their views considered. Too often, adults decide what is best for a child without any reference to the child’s experiences or concerns.

Rights in the UN Convention and the African Charter

Balancing different rights