The status of children's rights in the field of health In Turkish law
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CitationElçioğlu, O., Günay, Y., Özdemir S. ve Erdemir, A. (2002). The status of children's rights in the field of health In Turkish law. Eubios Journal of Asian and International Bioethics. 12(6), s. 219-220.
The right to health is one of the significant examples of social rights and includes the tasks that the state must perform. Citizens should expect positive things from the state. In Turkey, legally each individual who is between 0-18 years of age is a child. This paper introduces some legal rights of children related to medical ethics. Parents of a child who is under age and mentally retarded are responsible for giving the necessary education to him/her .If it is not possible for parents to take the necessary precautions due the mentaldisorders of their children, parents have the right to want the judge to take necessary precautions and expenses to be paid by the government .If parents neglect their responsibilities seriously, it allows maximum interference with sovereignty of children and in such a case, sovereignty rights of parents may be taken away by the judge . There are also certain sentences concerning Child Health in Criminal law. From this respect, a parent who leaves an ailing child belonging to him or her is punised .Under the Criminal Law, sexual crimes committed against children are punished more severely, and if these crimes are committed by those who have authority on the children , than those persons are punished much more severely.
SourceEubios Journal of Asian and International Bioethics
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