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3. Covenant on the Rights of the Child in Islam (2005)
(Adopted at the 32nd Islamic Conference of Foreign Ministers, 28- 30 June 2005)

The States Parties to this Covenant,

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Have agreed as follows:

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Article Twelve
Education and Culture

1. Every child has a right to free compulsory basic education by learning the principles of Islamic education (as well as belief and Shari’a according to the situation) and to the provision of the necessary means to develop his/her mental, psychological and physical abilities, to allow him/her to be open to the common standards of human culture.

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