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The European Parliament
(b) Parliamentary powers
When the 1951 Paris Treaty set up the European Parliament, its sole function was to exercise “supervisory powers”.24 Parliament was indeed a passive onlooker on the decision-making process within the first Community.
INTERNATIONAL OBSERVATORY OF HUMAN RIGHTS
1 JULY 2013
Introducing children’s rights
(a) What are children’s rights?
Ask students whether there are rights and responsibilities that apply more specifically to them, not just as people but as young people – as children. What might it be wrong to do (or not to do) to someone just because he or she happens, at that point in time, to be “a child”?