An international conference entitled “Hear our voices – the rights and best interest of the child in parental separation and care proceedings” organised under the Presidency of Ireland of the Committee of Ministers will bring together policy makers and national authorities, high-level representatives from international organisations, child participation experts, professionals working with children, members of the academia and civil society, as well as children and young people.
The Irish Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth, Roderic O’Gorman T.D. will host the conference. The Minister for Justice, Helen McEntee T.D. will address the event highlighting recent reforms in the area.
On 4 October, the conference will be followed by a hearing of stakeholders, and by the 6th meeting of the Council of Europe Committee of Experts of the Council of Europe on the best interest of the child in parental separation and in care proceedings (CJ/ENF-ISE).
Media will be able to follow the conference online.