Jean Monnet Chair Human Rights and the European Social Policies
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CHILD RIGHTS IN THE EUROPEAN UNION: ENACTING PROCESS OF THE CHILD’S NEW PLACE IN THE LEGAL WORLD

Author: Isabel E. Lázaro González

Keywords: Best Interests of the Child, Children, EU Policies, Human Rights, UN Convention on Rights of the Child

Abstract:

The role of children in society has changed and this change has also implied a transformation in the treatment given to them by Law. They are no longer considered an object, not even an object to protect as they once were, but they have come to be persons whose rights are to be protected. These changes have been seen in Europe, as the design of a strategy on the rights of children (2006) and the recent presentation of an agenda for the rights of the child (2011) evidence. Promotion and protection of children’s rights came on the European scene in 2006 with the European Commission’s Communication entitled “Towards an EU Strategy on the Rights of the Child”. The EU Agenda for the Rights of the Child wants to give coherence to the political action for the coming years. In order to take into account the child rights’ perspective in the measures that affect them, the Commission has made of the rights of the child an integral part of EU’s fundamental rights policy. A new conception of the position of the child in society is being noted clearly in major pronouncements of the Commission and with certain shyness in the adoption of concrete measures, but, in any case, we can affirm the desire of the European Union to lead the process of recognition and respect for the rights of children.

Team

Doina Balahur

Prof. univ. dr.
Doina BALAHUR

Professor, PhD, Department of Sociology and Social Work, Centre for Social Management and Community Development
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"Alexandru Ioan Cuza" University of Iasi

Research Centre for Social Management and Community Development (CSMCD)

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human_rights@csmcd.eu, doinabalahur@gmail.com


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