The European Convention on the Exercise of Children's Rights adopted by the Secretary General of the Council of Europe in 1996 was adopted with a view to granting children procedural rights that take their views into account in family matters affecting them.

This text recognizes the right of any minor under 18 years of age, provided that he or she has sufficient understanding, to be informed, heard and represented in the event of family court proceedings, specifically with regard to:

  • Procedures for the exercise of parental authority
  • Fixing the child's residence
  • Adoption
  • Guardianship
  • Protection against cruel and degrading treatment

The Convention's text in PDF format 



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