671. Rights of the child.

The EU Charter provides that children have the right to such protection and care as is necessary for their well-being, and that they may express their views freely and such views are to be taken into consideration on matters which concern them in accordance with their age and maturity1. It also provides that in all actions relating to children, whether taken by public authorities or private institutions, the child's best interests must be a primary consideration2, and that every child has the right to maintain on a regular basis a personal relationship and direct contact with both of his