Legal minimun ages

and the realization of adolescents' rights in Latin America and the Caribbean

UNICEF Panamá/2007/Bell

Highlights

UNICEF, from its Protection area, conducted a study on existing legislative provisions related to minimum ages and how they are developed in different national contexts.

The study offers an analytical vision of national legislations in order to advocate for minimum legal ages that guarantee the rights of adolescents, their protection against all forms of violence and the development of their potential and autonomy.

The minimum ages addressed are the following:

Botón Minimum age for marriage
Botón Minimum age for sexual consent
Botón Minimum age of medical consent
Botón Minimum age for admission to employment
Botón Minimum age for compulsory education
Botón Minimum age for criminal responsibility

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Portada Legal minimum ages

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UNICEF LACRO

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English,
Spanish

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