Comment: Protecting the rights of the child
A worrying theme is the absence from the decision-making process of an awareness of how quickly harm can be done to children, writes Emily Logan
As Ombudsman for Children, I have statutory responsibility for promoting and monitoring the rights of children living in Ireland, without prejudice.
The task of advancing children’s rights is about creating the necessary conditions for children to live with dignity and respect, for them to be recognised as the holders of rights, for them to fulfil their potential, and to ensure that they are happy, healthy and safe.
However, it remains the case that,...
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