The Strategy identifies six strategic objectives building partly on previous priority areas remaining relevant (“continuous implementation”) and for the other part including new action aimed at responding to new areas of concern (“joint innovation”).
CDENF will continue to oversee the implementation of the Strategy. This process will be led in close partnership with numerous internal and external partners, respectively including Council of Europe bodies involved in cross-cutting matters and international organisations following a common children’s rights agenda with the Council of Europe.
The Drafting Group on Developing a Guide to good practice concerning the participation of children in the decision-making process on matters regarding their health convened for the second time on 10-11 March 2022 and examined a first draft outline of the Guide and agreed on next steps.
Implementation report on “The protection of children against sexual exploitation and sexual abuse facilitated by information and communication technologies (ICTs): addressing the challenges raised by child self-generated sexual images and/or videos”.
On 22 February 2022, the Steering Committee of the EU/CoE Joint Project “CP4 EUROPE-Strengthening National Child Participation Frameworks and Action in Europe” and its 5 members from the Czech Republic, Finland, Iceland, Portugal and Slovenia met for the second time to discuss progress made at national and European level. This meeting was also an opportunity to start preparing a hybrid mid-term Conference on Child Participation under the Irish Chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers (23-25 May 2022, Cork, Ireland) where good practices and success stories of the CP4 will be shared with and by children themselves, governmental representatives, NGOs, researchers and experts.
a comprehensive review and analysis of Finnish legislation concerning children’s rights relating to Barnahus. The review will focus on pre-trial and judiciary procedures for cases of violence against children and multi-agency information exchange mechanisms
a gap analysis on training needs for professionals working with and for children in Finland. The analysis will provide a stakeholder mapping and make recommendations on the necessary steps to ensure that relevant staff receive tailored training.
Safer Internet day 2022
On 8 February, the Children’s Rights Division celebrated for the 7th consecutive year Safer Internet Day and joined forces with numerous stakeholders to work together for a better and safer internet for all, and especially for children and young adults.
Compensation for the costs of caring for a child whose disability was not detected during prenatal screening - retrospective application of the law is contrary to the Convention: N.M. and Others v. France (in French), press release
Court’s refusal to hear young children without parental care represented by social services, and not by special guardian, in foster care proceedings brought by applicant grandparent - no violation: Q and R v. Slovenia
The conditions to which the applicants children were subjected during their seven-months-long stay in the Röszke amounted to a violation of article 3 ECHR: M.B.K and others v. Hungary
Automatic placement of a family of adult and child asylum-seekers in six-month-long detention without thorough and individualised assessment of particular situation and needs is contrary to the Convention: Nikoghosyan and others v. Poland
Refusal to recognise a legal relationship between a child and the biological mother’s ex-partner - no violation of Article 8 of the Convention: C.E. and Others v. France (in French), press release
Refusal to establish the applicant’s biological paternity complied with the child’s best interests, but the domestic courts failed in their duty of exceptional diligence as regards the length of proceedings: A. L. v. France (in French), press release
Rejection of a request for contact rights vis-à-vis former spouse’s child - violation of the applicant’s right to respect for her private and family life: Callamand v. France (in French only), press release
The authorities failed to protect a woman and her deceased son from domestic violence, but there was no finding of discriminatory treatment: Landi v. Italy (in French), press release
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