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Annual report of the Special Representative to the Secretary-General on violence against children, A/HRC/19/64, 13 January 2012

Council of Europe Policy Guidelines on Integrated National Strategies for the Protection of Children from Violence adopted by the Committee of Ministers, November 2009
– Recommendation CM/Rec (2009)10

2. Aims, scope, definitions and principles

2.3 Principles

General principles


All children regardless of their sex, race, colour, language, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin, association with a national minority, property, birth, sexual orientation, state of health, disability or other status, should be protected from all forms of violence and be provided with such care and assistance as to ensure to the maximum extent possible their survival and development.

Link to full text of the report: Report-SR SG Violence against Children-2012-eng