CRIN: Child rights should be considered in EU pesticide law reform

Date: 17th July 2023
Category: Disability, Basic Health and Welfare


CRIN have released a position paper on the Draft EU regulation on the Sustainable Use of Plant Protection Products, urging the EU to uphold children’s rights by making them central in the new regulations.

The European Union is about to make important decisions to reform its pesticide laws, which currently still expose children to harmful chemicals and don’t fully protect children’s health and their environment. According to CRIN, children are worst affected by toxic chemicals, a neglected children’s rights issue which has been ignored by previous EU legislation on pesticides.

CRIN explain how the EU can better protect children by making children’s rights central in the new regulations such as banning the export of pesticides that are prohibited in the EU to ensure that Children are internationally protected against harmful exposure to pesticides.