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Federal Constitutional Act on the Rights of Children

Country:
Austria

Article 1 Each child shall be entitled to the protection and care that is necessary for his/her well-being, to optimal development and self-realisation as well as to the protection of his/her interests with regards to intergenerational equity. The wellbeing of the child shall be the primary consideration in respect of all measures affecting children that are taken by public and private institutions. Article 2 (1) Each child shall be entitled to have personal relations and direct contacts with both parents on a regular basis unless this is detrimental to the well-being of the child. Article 4 Each child has the right to adequate involvement and consideration of his/her opinion regarding all matters affecting the child in a manner that is commensurate with his/her age and development.