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Rights of Unborn Child

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A number of civil and criminal statutes both under International level and domestic level, directly or indirectly guarantees certain protection to the unborn child.

  • Article 25(2) of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, 1948 says that motherhood and childhood are entitled for special care, protection and assistance.
  • Principle 2 of United Nations Declaration of the Rights of the Child, 1959 says that Child shall enjoy special protection and shall be given opportunities and facilities to develop physically, mentally, morally, spiritually and socially in a normal and healthy manner with freedom and dignity.
  • Principle 4 of United Nations Declaration of the Rights of the Child, 1959 says that Child shall enjoy the benefits of social security.
  • Article 10(2) of International Covenant of Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, 1966 says mothers are entitled for special protection during reasonable period before and after childbirth.
  • Article 11(2)(d) of Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination says that mothers should be provided with special protection during pregnancy at work from anything harmful to them.
  • Article 12(2) deals with provision of appropriate services and nutrition to women during pregnancy.
  • Article 6(1) of United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, 1989 says that every child has the inherent Right to Life.

Rights of Unborn Child under Hindu Law

Rights of Unborn Child under Property Law

Rights of Unborn Child under Criminal Law

Rights of Unborn Child under Law of Torts

Cases Laws on protection to unborn child in India

Medical termination of pregnancy and Rights of Unborn child

See Also

  • Rights to Women
  • Right of the Child
  • Education rights of the Child
  • Right to special protection in Emergency
  • Right against exploitation
  • Rights of Tribals
  • Rights of Disable Persons
  • Rights of the Ageing
  • Rights of Minorities