Council of Europe

The Council of Europe has over
twenty years of experience in the
field of the legal protection of the

Read about child rights and the Council of Europe here

The Council of Europe addresses children's rights by combining highly effective tools, such as standard setting – monitoring – policy development – co-operation and assistance programmes – education, training and communication. The following sections present an overview of this work, with relevant links.

The website for the programme on children is available at:

Origins and mission of the Council of Europe

Founded in 1949, the Council of Europe seeks to develop throughout Europe common and democratic principles based on the European Convention on Human Rights and other reference texts on the protection of individuals.

Member States

The Council of Europe has a genuine pan-European dimension: 

  • 47 member countries
  • 1 applicant country: Belarus; Belarus ' special guest status has been suspended due to its lack of respect for human rights and democratic principles.


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Key information

Operation level:
Works with age groups:
Organisation type:
Mechanism / monitoring body


Organisation mandate

, Children 0 - 18

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