The Autonomous Women's Center, together with the organizations ASTRA - Action Against Trafficking in Human Beings and Group 484, within the prEUgovor Coalition submitted to the Ministry in charge of social policy proposals and amendments to the Draft Law on the Rights of the Child and the Protector of the Rights of the Child. The AWC's comments addressed amendments to the definitions of forms of violence against the child, types of special measures to protect the child from violence as well as situations in which they are provided, amendments to the determinations regulating the child's right to recovery and reintegration, life in the family and maintaining personal relationships with family members, the obligations and responsibilities of the parents, the rights of the child housed outside the home.
In addition, the AWC provided amendments to the rights regarding education and the goals of education, as well as amendments to the Ombudsman's opinions and recommendations. All amendments and comments are based on confirmed international agreements and good practice standards.
ASTRA commented on the articles regarding the use of the child in prostitution, protection and rights of the child in asylum and refugee, while Group 484 commented on definitions of general principles, judicial and other procedures for the protection of the child, prohibition of torture and imprisonment, family reunification, travel and crossing the border, the rights of children of foreign nationals, as well as the protection of the rights of the child in asylum and refugees.
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