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Name: Federal Law No. 1 of 2012 Concerning the Custody of Children of Unknown Parentage.
Country: United Arab Emirates
Subject(s): Elimination of child labour, protection of children and young persons
Type of legislation: Law, Act
Adopted on: 2012-05-24
Entry into force:
Published on: Al-Jarida Al-Rasmiya, 2012-06-07, No. 537, P. 9 - P.18
ISN: ARE-2012-L-92738
Bibliography: Al-Jarida Al-Rasmiya, 2012-06-07, No. 537, P. 9 - P.18
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Abstract/Citation: This Law aims at:
1. Organizing the care of children of unknown parentage by the State by establishing and developing state homes and foster families to provide health, psychological, social, entertainment and educational care for them.
2. Ensuring the rights and civil liberties of the children of unknown parentage and protecting their private lives and their right of personal security while preserving their best interests.
3. Protecting the children of unknown parentage from abuse, inhumane treatment and neglect.
4. Creating and ensuring the living conditions necessary for their normal growth and their upbringing according to the Islamic principles and social values.
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