Article 5 includes parent interests, children’s interests, and the interests of the state in ensuring the physical and mental health as well as the full development of children in matters relating to religion or belief. Failure to allow a child the right to practice religion or belief in light of his or her developing capacities is a form of discrimination. Article 5 attempts to balance the rights of all three parties. Actual practice depends to a large extent on the status of a religion or belief within a state. Article 5 needs to be studies with the 1989 Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), known as a magna carta for children.