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.
New Guide for Parliamentarians: Visiting places where children are deprived of their liberty as a result of immigration proceduresStrasbourg 11 October 2017
The Council of Europe has launched a guide to equip parliamentarians to visit children held in...
Prague 25 & 26 September 2017
The conference, which took place in Prague on 25-26 September and hosted by Czech Chairmanship of...
Age assessment of young migrants: child’s best interests must be safeguarded, invasive methods avoidedStrasbourg 20 September 2017
A new report “Age assessment: Council of Europe member states’ policies, procedures and practices...
Children's rights in the Southern Mediterranean
In the context of the political and economic reforms which have been taking place in the Southern Mediterranean over the last years, several countries in the region have expressed their interest in strengthening co-operation with the Council of Europe, notably in terms of child rights promotion and protection as specified in the Neighborhood Partnership priorities established with Morocco Neighbourhood partnership with Morocco, Tunisia Neighbourhood partnership with Tunisia, and Jordan Neighbourhood Partnership with Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.
As such, relevant Council of Europe experience and expertise is made available as appropriate so as to further strengthen the reform process. This is based on the needs and priorities identified by and with the countries’ national authorities in areas where Council of Europe input can represent an added value.
Several actions have been organised to date, such as supporting the drafting and implementation of child protection integrated policies, child rights laws and thematic strategies (eg. children and new technologies, child participation); assisting in developing skills and expanding knowledge of national authorities, media representatives, lawyers, parents, children, trainers and educators, notably on child sexual abuse and exploitation; facilitating exchange of experiences and development of contacts at national, regional and international level; translating and adapting pertinent materials and tools.