Dilan has known for a long time that he wants to live with his father. Since his parents separated, he has lived with his mother and her boyfriend. There are constant arguments at home, the new partner has rejected Dilan and has acted violently. Often, lots of alcohol is involved. Caught in the middle is Dilan, and he is only 9 years old. How can he assert himself against his mother’s wishes and move in with his father?
Also in Switzerland, children’s rights are based on the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. However, ratification is not enough for these rights to be guaranteed. To ensure that the justice system always treats children in a child-friendly manner, the Council of Europe has adopted specific guidelines for child-friendly justice.
An example of legal advice : How Sarah* (age 12) was able to continue attending school five days per week
How do we support children, youth and their caregivers in challenging situations? In the context of our series of posts on legal advice , we examine a specific example of a girl with disabilities whose lesson time had been reduced due to a lack of financial resources.