A new handbook on European Law and the Rights of the Child designed to inform and support all those working with children, has been published this month. It is the first of its kind.

Jointly written by The European Agency For Fundamental Rights (FRA), the Council of Europe and The European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR), the book is a fully comprehensive guide to European Law in relation to Child Rights. It has been designed to assist lawyers, judges, prosecutors, social workers, non-governmental organisations and other bodies working on legal issues relating to rights of the child.

The publication itself covers a broad range of topics, including equality, personal identity, family life, alternative care and adoption, migration and asylum and child protection against violence and exploitation. It also touches upon children’s rights within criminal justice and alternative proceedings.

The handbook is currently available in English and French, but will be available in other languages as of next year. Both digital downloads and paper copies are free of charge.

Big thank you to Sabine McNeill for alerting us to this development.