Protection of Children in Proceedings

30-11-2010

Children’s rights are heard and protected in proceedings in all European Member States. Although a child’s rights are heard in all Member States, there are substantial differences in the provisions governing how these rights are heard. Recent changes have been major, particularly regarding children's involvement in legal proceedings. The ways children are represented and how their views are considered have made a difference, though much remains to be done. Social and family structure changes have evolved quickly; the law has had to develop alongside it.

Children’s rights are heard and protected in proceedings in all European Member States. Although a child’s rights are heard in all Member States, there are substantial differences in the provisions governing how these rights are heard. Recent changes have been major, particularly regarding children's involvement in legal proceedings. The ways children are represented and how their views are considered have made a difference, though much remains to be done. Social and family structure changes have evolved quickly; the law has had to develop alongside it.

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Advokat Mia Reich Sjögren, Advokaterna Sverker och Mia Reich Sjögren AB, Gothenburg, Sweden