In accordance with its terms of reference, and in line with the Council of Europe Strategy for the Rights of the Child (2016-2021), the Ad Hoc Committee for the Rights of the Child (CAHENF) is elaborating guidelines for member States to promote, protect and fulfil children’s rights in the digital environment, with the support of its drafting group (CAHENF-IT). The elaboration of the draft legal instrument started in 2016 and is expected to be completed by November 2017.
A wide consultation of key actors and civil society has been scheduled before finalising the preparation of the future legal instrument, in order for the Committee to be able to consider their point of views and experiences.
A written consultation on the instrument is now open. Comments on the draft instrument should be inserted in "track changes" in the attached document and sent to the CAHENF Secretariat (email@example.com) in English or French, by 4 September 2017 at the latest.