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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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The right of the child to be heard’ General Comment No. 12

General Comment No. 12 on the right of the child to be heard provides practical guidance for States parties on the full and effective implementation of Article 12. The General Comment presents a legal analysis of the two paragraphs of Article 12 and expla

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Author: United Nations, Committee on the Rights of the Child

Publisher: United Nations, Office of the High Commission for Human Rights

Date: 2009

Geographic Coverage: International

Type of Resource: Law (International, Regional and/or Domestic)

Sector/setting: Other

Vulnerable groups: Children general

Developed with children and young people? No

Type of participation: NULL

Availability: open access

Keywords:  Article 12, Administrative Proceedings, Child, Committee, Convention, General Comment No 12, General Principles, Heard, Impact, Implementation, Judicial Proceedings, Legal Analysis, Practical Guidance, Requirements, Right

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.

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Author: Council of Europe

Publisher: Council of Europe

Date: 1950

Geographic Coverage: Europe

Type of Resource: Law (International, Regional and/or Domestic)

Sector/setting: Other

Vulnerable groups: Other

Developed with children and young people? No

Type of participation: NULL

Availability: open access

Keywords: Convention on Human Rights, Council of Europe, Treaty

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.

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Author: Council of Europe

Publisher: Council of Europe

Date: 2018

Geographic Coverage: Europe

Type of Resource: Law (International, Regional and/or Domestic)

Sector/setting: NULL

Vulnerable groups: Other

Developed with children and young people? No

Type of participation: NULL

Availability: open access

Keywords: Children's Rights, European Court of Human Rights

European Social Charter

The European Social Charter is a Council of Europe Treaty which guarantees social and economic human rights. It was adopted in 1961 and revised in 1996.

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Author: Council of Europe

Publisher: Council of Europe

Date: 1961

Geographic Coverage: Europe

Type of Resource: Law (International, Regional and/or Domestic)

Sector/setting: Other

Vulnerable groups: Other

Developed with children and young people? Unspecified/ not applicable

Type of participation: NULL

Availability: open access

Keywords: Council of Europe, Economic, European Social Charter, Human Rights, Social, Treaty

European Convention on the Excerise of Children’s Rights

This Convention aims to promote children’s rights and protect their best interests. It provides procedural measures to allow children to exercise their rights, including the obligation to provide them with relevant information to do so, in particular in f

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Author: Council of Europe

Publisher: Council of Europe

Date: 1996

Geographic Coverage: Europe

Type of Resource: Law (International, Regional and/or Domestic)

Sector/setting: Other

Vulnerable groups: Other

Developed with children and young people? Unspecified/ not applicable

Type of participation: NULL

Availability: open access

Keywords: Authorities, Best Interest, Children's Rights, Convention, Family Proceedings, Judicial, Obligation, Procedual Measures, Promote, Protect, Relevant Information

Council of Europe conventions on children’s rights

This webpage contains links to the core Council of Europe Conventions on children’s rights. It provides easy access to the treaty, its chart of signatures, a list of declarations, communications and reservations, a summary of the treaty and its explanator

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Author: Council of Europe

Publisher: Council of Europe

Date: 2014

Geographic Coverage: Europe

Type of Resource: Law (International, Regional and/or Domestic)

Sector/setting: Other

Vulnerable groups: Other

Developed with children and young people? Unspecified/ not applicable

Type of participation: NULL

Availability: open access

Keywords:  Conventions, Children's Rights, Communications, Council of Europe, Declarations, Memorandum, Reservations, Signatures, Summary, Treaty

Recommendation CM/Rec(2012)2 of the Committee of Ministers on participation of children and young people under the age of 18

The Recommendation is aimed at ensuring the effective implementation of binding European and international instruments protecting children’s rights. It calls on the governments of the members states of the Council of Europe to ensure that all children and

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Author: Council of Europe

Publisher: Council of Europe

Date: 2012

Geographic Coverage: Europe

Type of Resource: Policy (International, Regional and/or Domestic)

Sector/setting: Other

Vulnerable groups: Other

Developed with children and young people? Unspecified/ not applicable

Type of participation: NULL

Availability: open access

Keywords: Children's Rights, Council of Europe, Decision-making, Implementation, Internalional Instruments, Member States, Participate, Recommendation, Right to be Heard, Views

Resolution CM/Res(2008)23 on the youth policy of the Council of Europe

Regional policy

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Author: Council of Europe; Committee of Ministers

Publisher: Council of Europe

Date: 2008

Geographic Coverage: Europe

Type of Resource: Policy (International, Regional and/or Domestic)

Sector/setting: Other

Vulnerable groups: Other

Developed with children and young people? Not specified

Type of participation: NULL

Availability: open access

Keywords: Regional Policy

Recommendation 1844 (2008) Refreshing the youth agenda of the Council of Europe

Recommendation adopted by the Parliamentary Assembly to the Committee of Ministers to refresh the youth agenda of the Council of Europe, in light of the changing situation of children and young people.

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Author: Council of Europe; Parliamentary Assembly

Publisher: Council of Europe

Date: 2008

Geographic Coverage: Europe

Type of Resource: Policy (International, Regional and/or Domestic)

Sector/setting: Other

Vulnerable groups: Other

Developed with children and young people? Unspecified/ not applicable

Type of participation: NULL

Availability: open access

Keywords: Children, Committee of Ministers, Council of Europe, Parliamentary Assembly, Recommendation, Young People, Youth Agenda