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Know your rights

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What does this mean?

It’s your right to know your rights. If you don’t know your rights, it is difficult to have them realised.

You can learn more about your rights by visiting the Ombudsman for Children’s office with your class or group.

Your parents should especially help you learn and understand your rights.

EXAMPLE: In school you learn about your rights in CSPE.

Learn more about this right

Do I have this right in Ireland?

  • Under article 42 of the UNCRC, it’s your right to know your rights. Adults should know about these rights and help you learn about them, too.
  • Under the Citizen Information Act 2007, it’s your right get information about your rights and entitlements.
  • This guide will help you understand what rights you have in Ireland as a young person.