On the 14th of September 2012, the Chancellor of Justice as the ombudsman for children in Estonia was granted full membership of the European Network of Ombudspersons for Children (ENOC).
“For the Estonian ombudsman for children as the new member in the ombudsmen for children family the membership of ENOC gives a valuable opportunity to gain more information about other ombudsmen’s work and experiences in the field of promotion and protection of children’s rights,” said the Chancellor of Justice as the ombudsman for children in Estonia Indrek Teder. “In addition, the full membership status is a proof of the fact that the Estonian ombudsman for children fully meets the requirements set up in the ENOC Statutes under Article 4, such as independence of the institution.”
The European Network of Ombudspersons for Children is a not-for-profit association of independent children’s rights institutions established in 1997. ENOC links independent human rights institutions for children from 40 institutions in 31 countries in Europe. Its aims are to encourage the fullest possible implementation of the Convention on the Rights of the child, to support collective lobbying for children’s rights, to share information, approaches and strategies, and to promote the development of effective independent offices for children. Additionally, ENOC plays an important role in information exchange between the member institutions.
Please visit ENOC website for further information.