The right to play and leisure time
Playing isn’t only fun, it’s also good for you. You learn by playing, and by playing you can regain your breath from a school day. Playing is therefore important. This is why the law lays down that children have the right to play. This also applies to child refugees. Here you can read in which laws this is included. You can also read what the law states exactly. UN Convention on the Rights of the Child
Tge right to playArticle 31 of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child states that you have the right to play. This treaty includes the most important rights for children. The right to play means that each child has the right to:
- rest and leisure time
- art and culture
What the Dutch law saysThe Dutch law says that:
- There must be enough room to play in an asylum seekers centre. In each asylum seekers centre there must be a place for playing. The staff of the asylum seekers centre is allowed to decide on the space for playing. This can be a place for painting or music lessons. But this can also be a football field outside.