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What does this mean?

It’s your right to know your rights.

Every child has 42 rights.

EXAMPLE: In SPHE and Religion, you learn about your rights and responsibilities.

Learn more about this right

  • 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.
  • In SPHE and in Religion class, you learn about your rights.
  • There are websites like and which tell you about your rights.
  • It is one of the jobs of the Ombudsman for Children’s Office to make sure that children in Ireland know about their rights.