Council of Europe standards for protection

Other Council of Europe instruments

Two other key Council of Europe Conventions contain important provisions to combat specific forms of sexual violence against children:
The Council of Europe Guidelines on Child Friendly Justice adopted on 17 November 2010 provide guidance on how to secure access and participation of children in judicial procedures, be it administrative, criminal or civil procedures.

Two interesting texts concerning children in institutions are:
Some of the Council of Europe statutory texts have been highly influential in establishing legal norms and generating action in combating sexual violence against children

The recommendations of Parliamentary Assembly for prevention and protection of children against sexual violence and exploitation.

To learn more about European conventions, signatures, ratifications, state reservations and a convention's explanatory report go to the Council of Europe treaty office website.

For more on convention monitoring click here

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