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Author Council of Europe, issuing body

Title The best interests of the child : a dialogue between theory and practice / edited by Milka Sormunen
Published Strasbourg : Council of Europe Publishing, 2016
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Contents Introduction -- 1. The concept of the best interests of the child: general reflections -- 2. Assessing, determining and monitorin best interests -- 3. Best interests of the child in different environments -- 4. Best interests of the child in family affairs -- Appendices
Summary The concept of the best interests of child, as stated in Article 3.1 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, has caused many controversies and debates amongst policy makers, experts and practitioners. Although central to a child's full enjoyment of his or her rights, the meaning of the concept in practice and how it should be interpreted and applied, is still part of today's debate. The Belgian Authorities and the Council of Europe organised on 9 and 10 December 2014 a conference on "The best interests of the child- A dialogue between theory and practice" to provide an opportunity for actors involved in decisions that have an impact on children's lives to share knowledge and enhance the understanding of the concept of the child's best interest. Featuring in this publication are the 21 different viewpoints presented during the conference on the concept of the best interests of the child.-- Provided by the publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed August 2, 2018)
Subject Convention on the Rights of the Child (1989 November 20) -- Congresses.
Child welfare -- Europe -- Congresses.
Children -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- Europe -- Congresses.
Children's rights -- Europe -- Congresses.
Genre/Form Conference papers and proceedings.
Conference papers and proceedings.
Form Electronic book
Author Sormunen, Milka, editor
ISBN 9287185913 (electronic bk.)
9789287185914 (electronic bk.)