A better deal for children in Europe

31st January 1997 at 00:00
A consortium of children's and human rights campaigners are calling for the establishment of an independent Children's Rights Commissioner.

The commissioner would help to uphold the UN Convention of the Rights of the Child and have the power to investigate and take legal action on behalf of children. He or she would also co-ordinate the many agencies and departments that work with and for children.

Since ratification of the UN Convention in 1990, about 20 countries have set up Children's Rights Commissioners.

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