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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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
United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child
The Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) is an international children's rights treaty adopted by the United Nations General Assembly on November 20th 1989.
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
Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
The Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) is a human rights instrument, adopted by the United Nations General Assembly on 13th December 2006.
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