Assessment of legislation pertaining to violence against children

This article covers that the best interest of the child should be the guiding principle in all-administrative and legislative proceedings.

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UNICEF/2013

Highlights

This article covers that the best interest of the child should be the guiding principle in all-administrative and legislative proceedings. The principle of “best interest of the child” is usually understood in terms of the culture and norms of a society and without an explanation in the laws what is expected in terms of international legal obligations can be misunderstood. Several problems can be seen in this regard both inherent to the justice system and the overall system (including social protection, education and the health). 

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UNICEF

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