The Council of Europe protects and promotes the human rights of everyone, including children. Based on the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, the European Convention on Human Rights and other legal standards, the Council of Europe promotes and protects the rights of 150 million children in Europe.

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Reaching the heights for the rights of the child

A new Council of Europe Strategy for the Rights of the Child was adopted by the Committee of Ministers on 2 March 2016. The Strategy, which was drafted over the past year by Council of Europe member States in co-operation with civil society and other stakeholders, was subsequently launched on 5 and 6 April 2016 at a high-level conference in Sofia, Bulgaria.


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