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