Universal Periodic Review Toolkit

NGO Group for the Convention on the Rights of the Child has prepared a child rights Universal Periodic Review toolkit. The aim of this toolkit it to help users understand the Universal Periodic Review (UPR), and how NGOs can participate and contribute.

Committee on the Rights of the Child supports the campaign for communication procedure

NGO Group for the Convention on the Rights of the Child has launched a campaign for a new Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child, establishing a complaints/communications procedure.

Council of Europe Conference: Building a Europe for and with children

Next Council of Europe conference devoted to children rights will be held from 8th to 10th September 2008 in Stockholm, Sweden. The conference will aim towards building a strategy for 2009 - 2011.

International Conference: Juvenile Justice Systems in Europe

On the 21st and 22nd October 2008, the III International Juvenile Justice Observatory Conference will take place in Valencia, Spain. The theme of this year's conference is "Juvenile Justice Systems in Europe: current situation, trends in applicable models and good practices".

Juvenile Justice in Hungary

International Juvenile Justice Observatory presents an interview with Erika Varadi, Criminology Professor at the Sciences Institute's Criminals, Criminal Law and Criminology Department of the Miskolc University in Hungary. Ms Varadi analyses the development of juvenile justice and youth delinquency prevention systems in Hungary. Application of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, needs of youth at risk of delinquency and prevention programmes are among discussed issues.

Child-friendly version of the UN Guidelines on Justice in matters involving child victims and witnesses of crime

The guide is a joint publication by UNICEF and United Nations Office for Drugs and Crime. Written in a language easily understood by children, it provides explanations of rules and legal notions present in the original document.



Child abuse figures high in Romania

Romanian news portal Nine O'Clock reports a high numbers of child abuse cases in Romania. In the first three months of the year 2008, almost 3,000 children were abused, neglected or exploited in Romania according to data registered by the National Authority for the Protection of the Rights of the Child. Most cases of abuse and neglect took place in the family, while the majority of the cases of labour or sexual exploitation happened outside the family environment.


116 111 assigned to Asociatia Telefonul Copilului

Romanian organisation Asociatia Telefonul Copilului will start operating the 116 111 number from 1st October 2008. In order to give the organisation necessary time to promote the new number, Romtelecom has agreed to keep the operation of the current number 0800 8200200 for 1 year, while redirecting the calls to 116 111.

Violence against children in Lithuania - statistical data

One of the institutions involved in prevention of violence against children in Lithuania is Children's Rights Ombudsman.

You can find statistical data on the prevalence of violence against children in Lithuania, gathered by the Children's Rights Ombudsman Institution, in the attached document.


MOVE Project

MOVE - Psychosocial Development of Children through Games and Sport is a project implemented by Terre des hommes in partnership with the UEFA.
General aim of the project is to improve the wellbeing of children and fight child exploitation and trafficking by reinforcing psychosocial and methodological competencies of the animators working with them. It is realized in Albania, Kosovo, Moldova and Romania and will last till June 2011.