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Developing indicators for the protection, respect and promotion of the rights of the child in the European Union


European Union Agency for fundamental rights

Abstract

Although the impact of EU action on children has been a matter of attention
for the EU institutions for some years, the protection of the rights of the
child in the EU has acquired a new dimension with the adoption and
entering into force of the Treaty of Lisbon. Article 3 of the Treaty on
European Union (TEU) explicitly contains the European Union’s obligation to
promote the protection of the rights of the child among the ‘Common
Provisions’ in Title I of the Treaty, thereby becoming a fundamental
commitment of the EU. Further, Article 24 of the Charter of Fundamental
Rights of the European Union, which has acquired a legally binding, treatylike
value with the adoption of the Treaty of Lisbon, introduces explicit
protection thresholds. The Charter states that children have the right to
such protection and care as is necessary for their well-being and that both
public authorities and private institutions have to primarily consider the
child’s best interests in all actions relating to children.

Scope

European Union

Year Language

2011 English

Category Type

Grey Literature Report

Keywords

Infancy, Protection, Rights

Format

Pdf file

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