Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, Article 7 

  • States parties shall take all necessary measures to ensure the full enjoyment by children with disabilities of all human rights and fundamental freedoms on an equal basis with other children.
  • In all actions concerning children with disabilities, the best interests of the child shall be a primary consideration.

African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child, Article 13 

A child who is mentally or physically disabled shall have the right to special measures of protection in keeping with his physical and moral needs and under conditions which ensure his dignity and promote his self-reliance and active participation in the community.