Vienna (OTS) – “Tomorrow’s anniversary reminds us that we as politicians must never lose sight of our responsibility towards the youngest in our society. We have an obligation to protect their rights, ”says NEOS youth spokesman Yannick Shetty on the occasion of“ 10 years of constitutional rights for children. ”However, the recent deportations of minors and the months of school closings have shown that child welfare is often ascribed a subordinate role. “It is all the more important that children’s rights are also given greater consideration in court decisions.
In this context, Shetty once again refers to the inadequate implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child as constitutional matter, in particular to the ratification of the 3rd Additional Protocol to the Convention, which enables individual complaints to the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child. Austria would still not have fully implemented this, even though the current government program provides for the “evaluation of the protection of fundamental rights in the BVG children’s rights”. The health crisis is not an excuse, says Shetty: “Especially during the Corona crisis, we see that children and young people are particularly affected and are falling by the wayside. We have to strengthen their rights and finally fully implement the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. A corresponding NEOS application is on the table. Now the federal government just has to bring itself to agree to this. “
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