Admission Price: Free to attend but please reserve your place here
Event Series: Institute for the Study of European Law (ISEL) and Constitutional Law
Speaker: Professor Annette Schrauwen, Universiteit Van Amsterdam
Discussant: Veronica Shleina, PhD student in family law at City, University of London
Within the EU increasing attention is given to rights of children. The European Court of Justice has held that the principle of the primacy of the best interests of the child is the prism through which the provisions of EU law must be read. The principle is enshrined in Article 24 of the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights (Charter) and in Article 3 of the 1989 United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC). The CRC binds each of the Member States and is one of the international human rights instruments of which the Court takes account in applying the general principles of EU law.
The principle of the best interests of the child figures in EU legislation and case law on a range of topics such as age indications on products for children, residence rights, education, custodial rights and child benefits. This presentation focuses on the best interests of the child in the AFSJ, and draws on a recently written chapter entitled “The fundamental status of minor Union citizens and the best interests of the child”. The presentation takes the findings of that chapter a step further and compares the application of the principle under EU citizenship law, EU immigration law and EU measures on civil matters.
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6.00pm - 7.30pmTuesday 15th October 2019
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