Legal status of the Optional Protocol and applicability before domestic

Legal status of the optional protocol and

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Legal status of the Optional Protocol and applicability before domestic jurisdictions 59. Information on the status of international human rights conventions in national law and the applicability of these conventions before domestic jurisdictions are discussed in Part I of this report under Chapter E (General legal framework for the protection of human rights). However, it should be repeated that agreements ratified by Liechtenstein become an integral part of national law from the date of their entry into force, without having to create special law, provided that the provisions of the agreement are sufficiently specific to serve as a basis for decisions.
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CRC/C/OPAC/LIE/1 page 15 Competent bodies responsible for implementation of the Optional Protocol 60. The Liechtenstein Government treats the well-being of children and young people as a cross-sectoral responsibility in which the interplay of different policy areas is necessary, especially child and youth policy, family policy, social policy, and equal opportunity policy. 61. The Office of Social Affairs plays a special coordinating role with respect to children and young people. The Office of Social Affairs is subordinate to the Ministry of Social Affairs and the Ministry of Family and Equal Opportunity (Youth), thereby fulfilling the responsibilities of a social, youth, and family ministry. The Office of Social Affairs works together with other government offices concerned with child and youth affairs (Office of Education, Office of Vocational Training, etc.) as needed. The small size of the country facilitates an uncomplicated approach that individually targets specific cases or projects. 62. The Office of Social Affairs also serves as the government office responsible for the provision and coordination of basic psychosocial services in Liechtenstein. Within the Office of Social Affairs, the Children and Youth Division is responsible for the public share of basic services for children and young people. The Children and Youth Division is further divided into the Youth Welfare Bureau (casework), the Youth Development Bureau, and the Minors’ Protection Bureau: The Youth Welfare Bureau in the Children and Youth Division aims to support family systems so that they can do justice to the needs of children and young people, and intervenes where official measures are necessary to protect and/or ensure the well-being of children and young people The Youth Development Bureau in the Children and Youth Division aims to promote extracurricular child and youth work. This is accomplished by providing specialized support and counselling to persons and organizations working outside schools with children and young people and by contributing financial support in accordance with guidelines The Minors’ Protection Bureau in the Children and Youth Division aims to create conditions that protect children and young people from dangers and to help them and their parents and educators deal with these dangers 63.
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  • Summer '16
  • Ramon Wawire
  • European Union, Council of Europe, European Convention on Human Rights

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