6 and 7 December 2007
Regional meeting organised in cooperation with the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine
European Seminar on the Protection and Promotion of Children’s Rights
The Council of Europe has been working for over 40 years to harmonise policies and adopt common standards and practices in its member states in the field of family law. The Council has contributed in a decisive manner to the strengthening of the legal protection of the family, in particular the protection of the interests of children and has, notably, drawn up a large number of international instruments (Conventions and Recommendations) on this subject.
These standards have
been used both to improve the legal systems of member states and as a
basis on which to make proposals to individual States seeking to reform
their systems of family law. At the request of the States concerned the
Council of Europe has provided technical assistance to numerous States
to assist them with their reforms concerning family law.
- Legal instruments