Every day and everywhere in the world, adults rape, sell, torture, massacre children despite the laws and the Convention on the Rights of the Child that are supposed to protect them.
In this spirit, journalists and jurists decided to create the International Committee for the Dignity of the Child (ICDC/CIDE in French)
CIDE's mission is to tirelessly alert governments, responsible authorities and public opinion to demand respect for these laws and this Convention, and beyond that, for the very meaning of life, by means of reports, press campaigns, legal actions and any other means deemed appropriate.
The CIDE will dedicate itself totally and in any way it deems necessary, in Switzerland as well as throughout the world, to the rescue of children whose dignity has been affected.
Georges Glatz, founder of the CIDE
Lausanne, 17th of December 1991