End online child sexual exploitation and abuse @ Europe: job opening

12 November 2018 Bucharest, Romania

The Council of Europe project to End online child sexual exploitation and abuse @ Europe is a multilateral project involving all Council of Europe member states and with a thematic focus involving ten countries. The project will contribute to protect the rights of children by implementing a...

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5th plenary meeting of the Ad hoc Committee for the Rights of the Child (CAHENF)

16-18 October 2018 Strasbourg

The Ad hoc Committee for the Rights of the Child (CAHENF) will hold its 5th meeting in Strasbourg from 16 to 18 October 2018, with Mme Maria-Andriani Kostopoulou (Greece) in the chair. Representatives from Council of Europe member States and representatives of international and European...

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Georgia launches the Council of Europe HELP course on Child-friendly justice

15 October 2018 Tbilissi, Georgia

The Council of Europe HELP course on Child-friendly justice was officially launched in Tbilisi, Georgia in partnership with the Chief Prosecutors Office and the Georgian Bar Association. Mr Giorgi Gabitashvili, Deputy Chief Prosecutor of Georgia, stated in his opening speech that child-friendly...

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Slovenia adopts a declaration on the creation of a Children’s House for child victims of sexual abuse

10 October 2018 Ljubljana, Slovenia

Representatives of Slovenian authorities have signed and adopted the Declaration on the creation of a Barnahus (Children’s House) for child victims of sexual abuse in Slovenia. The declaration was signed by the Slovenian Minister of Justice Andreja Katič; Minister of Family, Labour, Social...

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2nd Meeting of the Group of Experts on responses to violence against children (CAHENF-VAC)

18-19 September 2018 Strasbourg

Closely related to the Council of Europe Strategy for the Rights of the Child (2016-2021) and the Policy guidelines on integrated national strategies for the protection of children from violence, the Group of Experts on responses to violence against children (CAHENF-VAC) held its second meeting...

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ENOC Conference and AGM: Mental health of children on the move

19 September 2018 Paris, France

The Head of Division and Programme co-ordinator for Children's rights at Council of Europe, Ms Regina Jensdottir, will participate in the European Network of Ombudspersons for Children (ENOC) Annual Conference and General Assembly meeting. The main topic of discussion is the mental health of...

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Anti-torture Committee visits transit zones on the Hungarian / Serbian border

18 September 2018 Strasbourg

The Council of Europe’s Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CPT) has published today the report on its most recent visit to Hungary from 20 to 26 October 2017, together with the response of the Hungarian authorities. The main objective of the...

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Albania should continue improving child protection and inclusion of persons with disabilities

13 September 2018 Strasbourg

“The protection of children and inclusion of persons with disabilities has improved in Albania, but the authorities still have to address remaining shortcomings”, said today Dunja Mijatović, Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, while releasing the report on her visit to the country...

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20th anniversary of Children’s Houses

5 September 2018 Reykjavik, Iceland

The 20th anniversary of the Barnahus (Children’s House), a Council of Europe-promoted model to address child sexual abuse by coordinating parallel criminal and social welfare investigations in a child-friendly and safe environment, was marked at an event in Reykjavík, Iceland. The first Barnahus...

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Call for applications : Child consultations on age assessment procedures in the context of immigration and asylum procedures

26 July 2018 Strasbourg

The Council of Europe has launched a call for applications to implement child consultations with children who have experienced age assessment in the context of immigration or asylum procedures. The consultations will focus on the rights of the child that should govern age assessment and how these...

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Submit your examples of good practices on child-friendly procedures in the migration context

23 July 2018 Strasbourg

The Office of the Special Representative on migration and refugees is looking for examples of good or promising practices of migration-related procedures that are child-friendly. Selected examples will be published in a compilation of good practices being prepared under the Council of Europe...

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Evaluation of the 2nd cycle of testing the Child Participation Assessment Tool (CPAT) by member States

5-6 July 2017 Sofia, Bulgaria

Why do children’s views matter? Building solid state responses to embrace child participation In connection with the latest phase of the testing of the Council of Europe Child Participation Assessment Tool (CPAT) in Bulgaria, Italy and Latvia, the Council of Europe is co-organising with the...

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New Recommendation adopted on children’s rights in the digital environment

4 July 2018 Strasbourg

How to better protect and empower children as rights-holders in a digital world is at the core of the new Recommendation adopted today by the Council of Europe’s Committee of Ministers. Building on international and European legal instruments, the text provides comprehensive guidelines for...

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Declaration of the Lanzarote Committee on protecting refugee and migrant children against sexual exploitation and sexual abuse

28 June 2018 Strasbourg

In the light of on-going events at the US/Mexican border, the Committee of the Parties to the Council of Europe Convention on the Protection of Children against Sexual Exploitation and Sexual Abuse (Lanzarote Convention) released today a Declaration on protecting refugee and migrant children...

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The United Kingdom ratifies the Lanzarote Convention

20 June 2018 Strasbourg

The United Kingdom is the 44th country to ratify the Council of Europe Convention on the Protection of Children against Sexual Exploitation and Sexual Abuse (CETS No. 201). The Convention will enter into force as regards the United Kingdom on 1 October 2018. Full information on the ratification...

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21st meeting of the Lanzarote Committee

20-22 June 2018 Strasbourg

The 21st meeting of the Lanzarote Committee (Committee of the Parties to the Council of Europe’s Convention on the Protection of Children against Sexual Exploitation and Sexual Abuse – Lanzarote Convention), taking place from 20 to 22 June 2018, will bring together representatives of the 43...

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Implementation of the Barnahus response model for child sexual abuse in Slovenia takes a step ahead

15 June 2018 Ljubljana, Slovenia

A workshop “Towards effective implementation of the Barnahus model in Slovenia: The role of legal professionals” is taking place in Ljubljana today. At the workshop, Slovenian professionals and Council of Europe experts will discuss how the Barnahus model can be adapted in the Slovenian justice...

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Workshop to adapt the HELP course on child-friendly justice into Georgian legal order

13 June 2018 Tbilisi, Georgia

A preparatory workshop for the adaptation of the Council of Europe HELP course on child-friendly justice into Georgian legal order is taking place today in Tbilisi. Organised in collaboration with the Chief Prosecutor’s Office of Georgia and the Georgian Bar Association, the workshop takes the...

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Norway ratifies the Lanzarote Convention

13 June 2018 Strasbourg

Norway is the 43rd country to ratify the Council of Europe Convention on the Protection of Children against Sexual Exploitation and Sexual Abuse (CETS No. 201). The Convention will enter into force as regards Norway on 1 October 2018. Full information on the ratification ceremony

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International joining of forces for the Protection of Children in Travel and Tourism

6-7 June 2018 Bogota, Colombia

An International Summit on Child Protection in Travel and Tourism is taking place in Bogotá DC, Colombia, this week. The summit is co-organised by a High-Level Task Force on Child Protection in Travel and Tourism, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the United Nations Office on Drugs and...

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