Children’s Rights Ombudsman, Efficient Defense Mechanism

  •  Margarita Cheshmedzhieva    


The article provides a comparative legal analysis of the specialized institution “Children’s Rights Obmudsman”, as a mechanism for the protection of minors, established in many democratic countries.

The author’s objective is to prove the necessity of such an institution, based on the comparative analysis, because children are the most unprotected and vulnerable group of the population. The focus is on that, because the protection of the rights and interests of minors, who form the future of the nation, should be a top priority in the activities of each Government.

An independent mechanism is required for their protection and for ensuring their rights, protecting them from exploitation, cruelty and indifference on the part of the society, especially with respect to the children without parents. This institution must focus its activity, exclusively on the protection of the rights and interests of children.

The establishment of such an institution serves not only the purpose of evidencing Government’s obligation to ensure children’s rights, but also the readiness to assume responsibility for fulfilling that obligation.

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