Contributor: Joe Gorman, Solicitor, Gorman & Hannan
People under 18 years of age have rights and responsibilities. Leaving home, employment, drinking, smoking, weapons, voting, making a will, tattoos and body piercings, passports and corporal punishment are each regulated activities.
This section includes the following topics:
- General rights and duties
- Sexual relations and sexual abuse
- Medical treatment
- Giving evidence and legal liability
- Civil liability
- Criminal liability
- Rights and duties at school
- Family law
- UN Convention on the Rights of the Child
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