The Role Of The Norwegian Ombudsman For Children

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The duties of the Norwegian Ombudsman are to ensure that the opinions of children and young people are hear and that their rights are upheld in complies with the Convention on the Rights of the Child, which is enshrined in the Norwegian law. As an independent body the ombudsman for Children have the right to form their own opinions and decide what areas they will focus on.

The above-mentioned duties are general duties the ombudsman hold. As per the Instructions for the Ombudsman for children reported that their particular duties include:
• On own initiative or as a hearing instance protect the interests of children in connection with planning and study-reports in all fields,
• Ensure that legislation relating to the protection of children’s
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The ombudsman is prohibited from taking on cases, which involve conflict between a child and it guardians concerning the exercise of parental responsibility and similar matters. The limitations that have been placed on the ombudsman are supported by the human rights that are allotted to children and their parents. The limitations that have been established fall in concurrence with various international legal sources. The Convention of the Rights of the Child considered the first time international law is bonded to protect the rights of children. The Convention focuses primarily on the four aspects of children’s rights: participation by children in decisions affecting them, protection of children against discrimination and all forms of neglect and exploitation, prevention of harm to them, and provision of assistance to children for their basic needs. Under Article 14(2) of the Convention, it states that the State shall respect the rights and duties of the parents and, when applicable, legal guardians, to provide direction to the child in the exercise of his or her right in a manner consistent with the evolving capacities of the

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