Commissioner at the constitutive session of the Council for the Rights of the Child

The Commissioner for the Protection of Equality, Brankica Janković, participated in the constitutive session of the Council for the Rights of the Child, where she announced a Special Report on Discrimination against Children, which should be presented in the Parliament on the eve of the World Children’s Day.

The Commissioner pointed out that the institution she helms will provide all kinds of assistance to the Council, especially emphasizing the General Comment no. 25 of the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child on the Digital Environment.

We adults should warn children that the Internet, in addition to joy, can also bring them sadness and serious problems, said Commissioner.

The Commissioner expressed her belief that the Council will especially address the issues of the digital environment, its challenges, as well as its advantages.

She welcomed the work on the amendments to the Family Law and said that the work should be intensified, especially in the part related to the protection of the rights of the child, the relationship between parents and children.

We are in favor of changes regarding the prohibition of corporal punishment and the use of force as an educational method, Commissioner pointed out.

It is necessary to enable the unlimited right of the child to express its opinion in every procedure concerning its rights, regardless of age, Commissioner concluded.

At the session, the members of the Council were also addressed by the Minister of Family Care and Demography Radomir Dmitrović, President of the Council for the Rights of the Child, State Secretary at the Ministry of Family Care and Demography Milka Milovanović Minić, Professor Slavica Đukić Dejanović, Special Adviser to the Prime Minister of Serbia for Agenda 2030, as well as Dejana Kostadinova, UNICEF Director for Serbia.

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