Chancellor of Justice-Children's Rights Department

The main tasks of the Chancellor of Justice as the ombudsman for children are:
1) to ensure that all state institutions and all other institutions and people who make decisions having an impact on children and youngsters, would respect children's rights and would have only the best interests of children and youngsters in mind when making these decisions;
2) to resolve complaints related to children’s rights in their relations with the individuals and authorities that perform public functions;
3) to verify whether the legal acts related to children’s rights are in conformity with the constitution and laws;
4) to familiarise the society with children's rights;
5) to impartially point out any existing child protection problems in the society;
6) to organise studies related to children’s rights;
7) to help start discussions on the topics important for Estonian children and youngsters in the society.

Õiguskantsler - lasteombudsman


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