Young people's access to rights - Recommendation CM/Rec(2016)7 and explanatory memorandum (2017)
The recommendation aims to improve young people’s access to rights rather than to address the specific rights themselves. It focuses on improving access by taking steps to promote awareness among young people of the rights they should enjoy and what they can do if their rights are violated, and by removing legal, political and social barriers. It emphasises how important it is for member States to regularly monitor and respond to the infringement of rights and ensure adequate protection through legal provisions.
The recommendation applies to all young people who, by virtue of their age, face barriers to the full enjoyment of their human rights and fundamental freedoms and to their active participation in society.
II. Why a recommendation on young people’s access to rights?
III. General considerations
IV. The drafting process
V. The issues this recommendation is seeking to address
VI. What does the recommendation include?