The strategy focuses on four main objectives:
On the occasion of Universal Children’s Day on 20 November 2012, the Council of Europe has launched a television and web documentary “Keep me safe”. This documentary illustrates good practices taking place in different member states through prevention, education and protection of victims, and through promoting child-friendly justice.
Former Deputy Secretary General Maud de Boer-Buquicchio explains the Strategy on the Rights of the Child 2012-2015.
The Council of Europe Convention on the Protection of Children against Sexual Exploitation and Sexual Abuse was adopted in 2007 and opened for signature on the occasion of the 28th Conference of European Ministers of Justice in Lanzarote, Spain. Following its fifth ratification, the Convention entered into force on 1 July 2010.
The Convention is the first international treaty to address all forms of sexual violence against children including child prostitution, pedopornography, grooming and corruption of children through exposure to sexual content and activities. Its trademark is the modern “4 Ps” approach:
The Commissioner for Human Rights pays particular attention to the respect for and the protection of the rights of children.
He regularly visits prisons or care institutions where children are placed and provides recommendations to national authorities on how they could improve their records on children’s rights.