11 June 2010

EU - European Commission begins public consultation on children's rights

Although children are less likely to deal with courts or public administrations than adults, their rights are just as important. Children have the right to be protected against poverty and violence, as well as the right to be heard. The European Commission launched a public consultation today on a new EU children's rights strategy. The answers will be used to find out how EU policies can do more to promote children's rights. The consultation will cover issues like child-friendly justice, violence against children, child poverty and child participation. It is open until 20 August 2010.