EU Convention on Contact concerning Children

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Article 4 – Contact between a child and his or her parents

1. A child and his or her parents shall have the right to obtain and maintain regular contact with each other.

2. Such contact may be restricted or excluded only where necessary in the best interests of the child.

3. Where it is not in the best interests of a child to maintain unsupervised contact with one of his or her parents the possibility of supervised personal contact or other forms of contact with this parent shall be considered.




Article 5 – Contact between a child and persons other than his or her parents

1.  Subject to his or her best interests, contact may be established between the child and persons other than his or her parents having family ties with the child.

2. States Parties are free to extend this provision to persons other than those mentioned in paragraph 1, and where so extended, States may freely decide what aspects of contact, as defined in Article 2 letter a shall apply