Celebrating the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, the MEPs on this video are:
- Anna-Maria Corazza Bildt from Sweden;
- Caterina Chinnici from Italy;
- Nathalie Griesbeck from France;
- Dr. Miriam Dalli from Malta;
- Teresa Jimenez-Becerril Barrio from Spain;
- Julie Ward from the UK;
- Beatriz Becerra Basterrechea from Spain;
- Jana Zitnanska from Slovakia.
This post describes the progression of ‘child awareness’ in the EU Parliament.
1989: The UN CONVENTION on the RIGHTS of the CHILD
On 20 November 1989 the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child was signed by 140 countries. Since then, 196 countries except the United States are party to it.
However, the gap between the theory of ‘rights’ and the reality of ‘implementation’ is ginormous:
- especially in our observation of institutionalised child snatching, leading to organised, orchestrated and historic child sexual abuse;
- particularly in the UK where the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse is busy with currently 13 investigations.
Hence our repeated references to two Council of Europe [Strasbourg not Brussels] reports:
- Human Rights and Family Courts of November 2012;
- Social Services in Europe: legislation and practice of the removal of children from their families in Council of Europe member States of January 2015.