PDF - European Convention on the Adoption of Children (revised) and explanatory report, 27.XI.2008, CETS No. 202 (2009)
The aim of the European Convention on the Adoption of Children (revised) (CETS No. 202) is to set out a collection of legal rules aimed at harmonising the adoption of children in Europe according to the core principles of the Council of Europe. The convention takes account of the social and legal developments of recent years as well as the case law of the European Court of Human Rights. It underlines that the best interests of the child must always take precedence over any other considerations.
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