The conference, organised by the Belgian Chairmanship of the Council of Europe, was held in Brussels from 9 to 10 December. It focused on ‘best interests of the child’ in general, and in family affairs, in particular. FRA’s input focused on how justice professionals interviewed as part of FRA’s child-friendly justice project interpret and use the ‘best interest of the child’ in judicial proceedings in practice.
Implementing the ‘best interest of the child’ principle in practice
A Council of Europe conference has explored the challenges decision makers face when implementing the complex concept of the child’s best interests.