The CJ/ENF-ISE has been entrusted by the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe to develop, draft Recommendation(s) and implementation tool(s) on the rights and the best interests of the child in parental separation and in care proceedings, under the supervision of the European Committee on Legal Cooperation (CDCJ) and of the Steering Committee for the Rights of the Child (CDENF).

This work aims to provide guidance in this area to member States and other stakeholders, in particular practitioners, in line with international and European standards and good practices. It is among the priorities of the Council of Europe Strategy for the Rights of the Child.

The CJ/ENF-ISE meetings are organised twice a year and held in closed session. Agenda, working documents and adopted reports of these meetings are made public. Where the Committee considers it necessary, it will ensure an inclusive participation and targeted consultations of a broad range of stakeholders, including children, judges, lawyers, administrative authorities and other civil society organisations.

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Hear our voices – the rights and best interests of the child in parental separation and care proceedings

3 October 2022 Dublin (hybrid)

Considering the voice of children and young people in determining their best interests in family courts during parental separation and care proceedings was the focus of an international conference which took place in Dublin on 3 October under the Irish Presidency of the Council of Europe. The...

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Interactive hearing held on the protection of the best interests of the child and his/her rights in parental separation and in care proceedings

4 October 2022 Dublin (hybrid)

The Committee of Experts on the Rights and the Best interests of the Child in Parental Separation and in Care Proceedings (CJ/ENF-ISE) held on 4 October a hearing which provided a platform for member states to engage with representatives international non-governmental organisations, professional...

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Outcome of the 6th CJ/ENF-ISE meeting

4-5 OCTOBER 2022 Dublin, Ireland

At its 6th meeting, held in Dublin from 4 to 5 October 2022, the Council of Europe Committee of Experts on the Rights and the Best Interests of the Child in Parental Separation and in Care Proceedings (CJ/ENF-ISE) held a hearing with selected stakeholders and made progress in the elaboration of...

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