European Union's Charter of 54 Fundamental Rights
The rights of the child
- Children shall have the right to such protection and care as is necessary
for their well-being. They may express their views freely. Such views shall
be taken into consideration on matters which concern them in accordance with
their age and maturity.
- In all actions relating to children, whether taken by public authorities or
private institutions, the child’s best interests must be a primary
- Every child shall have the right to maintain on a regular basis a personal
relationship and direct contact with both his or her parents, unless that is
contrary to his or her interests.