EVERY child has the right to a name and a nationality at or soon after birth.
This is stated in the 2013 Constitution which was made public by the Attorney-General last week.
In Section 41 under the Rights of children provision, it also states that the child owns rights to basic nutrition, clothing, shelter, sanitation and health care.
Other rights include the right to family care, protection and guidance, which includes the equal responsibility of the child's parents to provide for the child whether or not the parents are, or have ever been married to each other and whether or not the parents are living together, have lived together or are separated.
The child has every right under the 2013 Constitution, to be protected from abuse, neglect, harmful cultural practices, any form of violence, inhumane treatment and punishment, and hazardous or exploitative labour.
In terms of child detainment, the 2013 Constitution outlines that there are measures under which the child may be detained.
"Every child has the right â€¦ not to be detained, except as a measure of last resort, and when detained, to be held only for such period of time as is necessary and separate from adults, and in conditions that take account of the child's sex and age.
"The best interests of a child are the primary consideration in every matter concerning the child," it states.