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NCJ Number: 168417 Find in a Library
Title: European Convention on the Exercise of Children's Rights and Explanatory Report
Corporate Author: Council of Europe
Date Published: 1997
Page Count: 35
Sponsoring Agency: Council of Europe
F-67075 Strasbourg, France
Council of Europe Publications
F-67075 Strasbourg Cedex, France
Publication Number: ISBN 92-871-3199-6
Sale Source: Council of Europe Publications
F-67075 Strasbourg Cedex,
Type: Legislation/Policy Description
Language: English
Country: France
Annotation: In 1990, the Council of Europe's Parliamentary Assembly invited the Committee of Ministers to draw up a legal instrument to supplement the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, and the result was the European Convention on the Exercise of Children's Rights in 1996.
Abstract: The convention recognizes the rights and best interests of children should be protected, children should be given relevant information to protect their rights, and parents should play a key role in protecting and promoting the rights and best interests of children. The convention contains articles that focus on procedural measures to promote the exercise of children's rights and includes procedures for amending and ratifying the convention. An explanatory report addresses provisions of the convention, the scope of the convention, procedural rights of children, and the role of judicial authorities and national bodies in protecting children's rights.
Main Term(s): Juveniles
Index Term(s): Council of Europe; Europe; International agreements; International cooperation; Rights of minors
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