This library is a comprehensive collection of national and international good practice, policy, legal and academic publications, reports and resources on children and young people’s participation in decision-making.
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Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union
The Charter brings together in a single document the fundamental rights protected in the EU. The Charter contains rights and freedoms under six titles: Dignity, Freedoms, Equality, Solidarity, Citizens’ Rights, and Justice. Proclaimed in 2000, the Charter
EU acquis and policy documents on the rights of the child
This document aims to compile and track all EU legislation and provisions - as well as major policy documents - on the rights of the child, including other documents of particular relevance to children. It also includes Commission proposals for legislation in order to provide an overview. This document is intended as a practical reference tool for Commission officials and other stakeholders and all documents referenced are hyperlinked
Children’s rights as they see them (consultation towards EU Agenda on the Rights of the Child)
Consultation with children towards an EU Agenda for the Rights of the Child
An EU Agenda for the Rights of the Child
The EU Agenda for the rights of the child aims to reinforce the full commitment of the EU, as enshrined in the Treaty of Lisbon and Charter of Fundamental Rights of the EU, to promote, protect and fulfil the rights of the child in all relevant EU policies
COUNCIL REGULATION (EC) No 2201/2003 of 27 November 2003 concerning jurisdiction and the recognition and enforcement of judgments in matrimonial matters and the matters of parental responsibility, repealing Regulation (EC) No 1347/2000
Commonly known as Brussels II Bis, this regulation aims to standardise the rules relating to the jurisdiction of courts in divorce, legal separation and annulment proceedings and to give priority, in terms of jurisdiction to the court first hearing the ca
Special Edition of The International Journal on Children’s Rights on Children and Young People’s Participation
This special issue arises from a seminar ‘Theorising Children’s Participation’ which brought together UK academics from a range of disciplines, with others who have rich practical and childhood expertise from across the globe. The first part of this speci
Special Edition of The International Journal of Children’s Rights on Children as Social Actors
This special issue was borne out of an international research symposium which met for two days to discuss a variety of papers addressing the theme of Children and Young People as Social Actors. The dominant theme of this special issue is an interest in ho
Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on a Communications Procedure
The third optional protocol on a communications procedure is a treaty which establishes an international complaints mechanism for violations of children's rights contained in the the CRC, the Optional Protocol on the Involvement of Children in Armed Confl
European Convention on Human Rights
The European Convention on Human Rights is a regional human rights treaty adopted by the Council of Europe in 1950.
Caselaw of the European Court of Human Rights (on children’s rights)
Webpage with links to caselaw of European Court of Human Rights on children's rights.