Protection of children’s rights in the international community and in the catholic church: a comparative analysis

  • Michele Riondino Australian Catholic University
Palabras clave: Children’s rights, child protection, child exploitation, safeguard, international law, canon law.


The aim of the following research is to analyse, according to a comparative
approach, the evolution of juridical protection and promotion of children and their
rights, including the state of current regulations and their implementation. The first
part will take into consideration existing and former international legislation and, in
the second part, we will consider the reforms put forward by the juridical system of
the Catholic Church, particularly those recently promulgated by Pope Francis. Both
sections will draw attention to the regulations aimed at protecting children from any
kind of sexual abuse and exploitation.