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Key international and European instruments on the protection of children’s rights

United Nations 
Convention on the Rights of the Child Law 2101/1992

Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the involvement of children in armed conflict Law 3080/2002

Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the sale of children, child prostitution and child pornography Law 3625/2007

Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children, supplementing the United Nations Convention againstTransnational Organized Crime Law 3875/2010

Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities & Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Law 4074/2012

International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance Law 4268/2014

 

International Labor Organisation 
C138 - Minimum Age Convention, 1973 (No. 138) 
Law 1182/1981

C182 - Worst Forms of Child Labour Convention, 1999 (No. 182) Law 2918/2001
 

Council of Europe
Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms as amended by Protocols Nos 11 and 14, supplemented by Protocols Nos 1, 7, 15 and 16 Legislative Decree 53/1974 Law 2400/1996 Law 1705/1987 , Law 3344/2005 Law 4556/2018Law 4596/2019

European Convention on the Adoption of Children Law 1049/1980

European Convention on the Legal Status of Children Born out of Wedlock Law 1702/1987

European Convention for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment Law 1949/1991

Convention for the Protection of Individuals with regard to Automatic Processing of Personal Data Law 2068/1992

European Convention on Recognition and Enforcement of Decisions concerning Custody of Children and on Restoration of Custody of Children Law 2104/1992

European Convention on the Exercise of Children's Rights Law 2502/1997

Council of Europe Convention on the Protection of Children against Sexual Exploitation and Sexual Abuse (Lanzarote Convention) Law 3727/2008

Council of Europe Convention on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings Law 4216/2013

European Social Charter (Revised) Law 4359/2016

Convention on Cybercrime (Budapest Convention) Law 4411/2016

Council of Europe Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence against Women and Domestic Violence (Istanbul Convention) Law 4531/2018

 

European Union
Article 3 (3) of the Treaty on European Union specifies that one of the objectives of the European Union is to promote protection of the rights of the child. 


Article 24 (The rights of the child) and 32 (Prohibition of child labor and protection of young people at work) of the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union

Hague Conference on Private International Law 
Convention of 25 October 1980 on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction  Law 2102/1992

Convention of 2 October 1973 on the Law Applicable to Maintenance Obligations Law 3137/2003

Convention of 2 October 1973 on the Recognition and Enforcement of Decisions Relating to Maintenance Obligations Ν. 3171/2003 ΦΕΚ Α’192

Convention of 29 May 1993 on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption Law 3765/2009

Convention of 19 October 1996 on Jurisdiction, Applicable Law, Recognition, Enforcement and Co-operation in Respect of Parental Responsibility and Measures for the Protection of Children  Law 4020/2011

Convention of 23 November 2007 on the International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance (Council Decision of 9 June 2011, Council Decision of 9 April 2014)
Protocol of 23 November 2007 on the Law Applicable to Maintenance Obligations