1. The Committee on Social Affairs, Health and Sustainable
Development generally endorses the report prepared by Mr Rudy Salles
on behalf of the Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights. This
text analyses the normative and legislative responses made at the
European and national levels to protect children from “excesses
of sects” and looks into a major aspect of child welfare.
2. It would nevertheless be desirable for the report of the Committee
on Legal Affairs and Human Rights, together with the resolution
and recommendation arising from it, to establish a closer link between
European standards and children’s real-life situations, and to place
the issues in a wider social and political context. Also, the measures
to be taken to protect children could be slightly more developed.
3. Accordingly, the Committee on Social Affairs, Health and Sustainable
Development proposes some amendments to the draft resolution in
order to apprehend the wider social context more fully and heighten certain
aspects worth elaborating upon.