Council of Europe publishes new recommendations on children's rights in digital environment

Author: Georgia Today, Published on: 5 July 2018

"COE Publication On Children’s Rights In The Digital Environment", 4 July 2018

[T]he Council of Europe published new recommendations to member States on children’s rights in the digital environment... 

Governments are recommended to review their legislation, policies and practices to ensure that these adequately address the full range of the rights of the child. States should also ensure that business enterprises and other key partners meet their human rights responsibilities and are held accountable in case of abuses...

[C]hildren should be made aware by the States of how to exercise their right to freedom of expression in the digital environment...

States must respect, protect and fulfill the right of the child to privacy and data protection...

Accessible, affordable and child-friendly avenues to submit complaints and seek remedies, both judicial and non-judicial, should be ensured for children and their representatives...

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