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PACE - Venice Commission's study on children's rights in constitutions

08/04/2014

Council of Europe, Strasbourg - Ms Herdis Thorgeirsdottir, Vice-President of the Venice Commission, presents the conclusions of the study on "The Protection of Children's rights : International Standards and Domestic Constitutions" to the Committee on Social Affairs, Health and Sustainable Development of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe.

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