European Commission's Strategy to promote and safeguard the Rights of the Child
The European Commission has recently published a set of proposals called 'Towards an EU Strategy on the Rights of the Child'. This is the first time that the Commission has taken such a comprehensive and cross-cutting approach to children’s rights. The strategy concerns both internal and external EU policies, covering areas such as civil and criminal justice, employment, development cooperation, trade negotiation, education and health. These proposals are at an early stage and not yet EU policy.