First Barnahus for child victims of sexual abuse launched in Slovenia

Barnahus Project 10 May 2022 Strasbourg

The first Barnahus (Children’s House) of Slovenia for child victims of sexual abuse has been launched in Ljubljana with the active support of the EU Reform – Council of Europe joint project “Support the implementation of Barnahus in Slovenia - phase II” and the Norway Grants. Barnahus is a...

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Barnahus Slovenia project achievements presented at the closing conference

4 May 2022 Ljubljana

On 4 May 2022, the closing conference of the joint EU Reform – Council of Europe project to Support the implementation of Barnahus in Slovenia (phase II) took place in Ljubljana, Slovenia. The event offered a platform to take stock of the project’s achievements since its beginning in 2018 and...

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Council of Europe experts release guidance to protect Ukrainian refugees from traffickers

Anti-Trafficing Boby GRETA 4 May 2022 Strasbourg

New guidance from the Council of Europe’s anti-trafficking body GRETA will give European countries the advice they need to protect Ukrainian refugees from traffickers and to detect potential victims. The move comes following reports of suspected trafficking cases as the war causes an...

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Tender call for the provision of catering services and venues for Finland Barnahus project

2 May 2022 Barnahus Finland

The Council of Europe is currently implementing the Project “Ensuring child-friendly justice through the effective operation of the Barnahus-units in Finland”. It is co-financed by the EU Structural Reform Support Programme and implemented in close cooperation with the EU DG Reform and National...

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Upcoming meeting of CJ/ENF-ISE

Committee of Experts on the Rights and Best interests of the child in the context of parental separation and in care proceedings (CJ/ENF-ISE)

2-4 May Strasbourg

On 2-4 May 2022, the CJ/ENF-ISE will hold its 5th meeting and will discuss, inter alia, the content of a draft recommendation on the protection of the best interests of the child and his/her rights in parental separation situations and care proceedings, the planning for future consultations with...

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Digital devices should have built-in adult content blockers to protect children

PACE 26 April 2022 Strasbourg

All digital devices should have easy-to-use parental controls and tools for filtering and blocking pornographic material built into them by default in order to combat children's exposure to adult content, advocates the Council of Europe's Parliamentary Assembly (PACE). These control tools should...

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Research and Gap Analysis report on Juvenile Justice in Slovenia is launched

22 April 2022 Ljubljana

On 14 April 2022, the EU-CoE Joint Project “Improving the juvenile justice system and strengthening the education and training of penitentiary staff in Slovenia” held its first roundtable to launch the development of a Research and Gap Analysis report which aims to identify the challenges and...

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Council of Europe assesses measures taken by states to protect children on the move from sexual abuse and exploitation

13 April 2022 Strasbourg

With Europe facing the second major refugee crisis in less than a decade, the Council of Europe’s Lanzarote Committee has published ten compliance reports evaluating legislation, services and other measures in place for the protection of children affected by the refugee crisis from sexual...

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Child self-generated sexual images and videos: new report provides guidance to governments

8 April 2022 Rome

Addressing challenges raised by the significant increase and exploitation of child self-generated sexual images and videos is the focus of the new monitoring report presented today by the Council of Europe’s Lanzarote Committee in Rome. The report covers 43 European states Parties (*) to the...

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Children’s rights in crisis and emergency situations: a new Council of Europe priority for 2022-2027

7 April 2022 Rome

With climate change, the Covid-19 pandemic and the Russian Federation’s ongoing aggression against Ukraine, securing and protecting children’s rights in crisis and emergency situations has been designated a new priority in the Council of Europe’s Strategy for the Rights of the Child for 2022-2027...

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Widely-used legal handbook on the rights of the child now updated

7 April 2022 Strasbourg

The European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA), the Council of Europe and the European Court of Human Rights publish the second edition of their popular Handbook on European law relating to the rights of the child. The Handbook is a comprehensive and practical guide to European law in the...

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Declaration on the consequences of the aggression of the Russian Federation for the children in Ukraine

7 April 2022 Strasbourg

On 6 of April 2022, ahead of the High-Level Conference to launch the new Council of Europe Strategy for the Rights of the Child in Rome (7-8 April) 2022), Andorra, Belgium, Luxembourg, Monaco, San Marino and Slovenia issued the Declaration on the consequences of the aggression of the Russian...

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Children’s rights: a new strategy to be launched in Rome

6 April 2022 Strasbourg

The new Strategy to guide the 46 member States of the Council of Europe in protecting and promoting the rights of the child in 2022-2027 will be officially launched on 7-8 April at a high-level conference in Rome. Benedetto Della Vedova, Undersecretary of State for Foreign Affairs and...

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Slovenian police officers are trained on forensic interviewing of child victims of abuse

5 April 2022 Ljubljana

From 5 to 7 April, the Council of Europe – European Commission joint project “Supporting the establishment of Barnahus in Slovenia” holds a training of trainers for police officers on forensic interviewing of children. The training follows closely the National Protocol on Forensic Interviewing...

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Slovenia Juvenile Justice project launches case law analysis

4 April 2022 Online

On 30 March 2022, in the framework of the Joint Project “Improving the juvenile justice system and strengthening the education and training of penitentiary staff in Slovenia”, the Council of Europe independent international expert, Susanna Greijer, together with local consultants from the...

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Italian Presidency and Council of Europe joint Event

Age assessment of unaccompanied migrant children

30 March 2022 Rome

The event “Age assessment of unaccompanied migrant children: promoting a human rights and multidisciplinary approach” has been organised jointly by Italy’s National Institute for Health, Migration and Poverty (INMP) and the Office of the Special Representative on Migration and Refugees of the...

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A first step into child-friendly communication in crisis situations with the CP4 Europe project!

6 april 2022 CP4Europe

On 4 April 2022, the Joint Project “CP4Europe – Strengthening National Child Participation Frameworks and Action in Europe” organised a webinar on “Child-friendly communication in crisis situations” to promote the importance of the child’s right to be heard and be informed in a way which is...

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Resources supporting Ukrainian children’s right to education

22 March 2022 Ukraine

The Office of the Ukrainian Parliament Commissioner for Human Rights has prepared an information guide for parents, children and teachers on current web resources and portals that provide Ukrainian children with the opportunity to continue the educational process even if they have been displaced...

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Call from the Lanzarote Committee

Urgent need to protect Ukrainian children in migration from the risk of exposure to sexual abuse

18 March 2022 Strasbourg

During its 36th plenary meeting, the Lanzarote Committee solemnly reaffirmed in a Statement on protecting children from sexual exploitation and sexual abuse resulting from the military aggression of the Russian Federation against Ukraine, that the 48 Parties to the Council of Europe Convention on...

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Participation of the Russian Federation in CDENF and its subordinate bodies and groups suspended

3 March 2022 Strasbourg

On 2 March 2022, the Committee of Ministers adopted Resolution CM/Res(2022)1 on legal and financial consequences of the suspension of the Russian Federation from its rights of representation in the Council of Europe, confirming its decision on the situation in Ukraine of 25 February 2022...

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