The Implementation of the Child’s Right To Be Heard
The Slovenian View
Keywords:right to be heard, capacity, principle of child’s best interest, parental care, interim measure
The Convention on the Rights of the Child represents a crucial international instrument related to children’s rights. Article 12 enshrined children’s right to express their views or be heard. Right to be heard ensures that children are listened to and taken seriously. They are entitled to give their opinions on all matters affecting them, especially in judicial proceedings. Slovenia adopted a new Family Code (2017) and the Non-Contentious Civil Procedure Act (2019). Both acts brought about essential improvements in the children’s right to be heard. The article offers a general analysis of the conventional understanding of this right, followed by a presentation of its inclusion in the two new legal acts and Slovene contemporary case law.