CHILDREN SAID

I have the right and obligation to go to school

Marko, 10 years old

I have the right to be protected and no one can abuse me.

Milan, 6 years old

True family should, from the our earliest period, teach us how to love and respect.

Jovana, 16 year old

I have the right to live and play, and it must be heard by everyone.

Jelena, 9 years old

Happy is the Child with the family who love, advice and support them.

Marina, 15 year old

Amendments to the Family Law are extremely important for the realization of the rights and interests of children and for the competent authorities and institutions which make decisions about the child's right under this Law. New amendments to the Law, in the next year, as a priority, should be related to the issue of child adoption and realization of the rights of children in divorce proceedings.

In addition to the rights of the child to maintain personal relations and direct contact with the parent child does not live with, child has the right to maintain personal relations with close relatives and other persons with whom child is particularly close, if it is in the best interest of the child.

By the Amendments to the Family Law of the Republic of Srpska, in accordance with the requirements of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, on the initiative of Ombudsman for Children, child's right to contact and socializing with his grandparents, close relatives and other persons to whom the child is particularly close is for the first time established.

By the Amendments to the Family Law, it is also established the child's right to express their own opinions and the right to participate in all proceedings relating to the child, that the child's best interests must be a priority in all actions concerning the child and the child's right to protection from all forms of neglect, violence and abuse, and each forms of exploitation. By amendments to the Law, a child has the right  to free legal aid in all cases and procedures for realization rights of child support.