Justice needs to be more child-friendly, finds FRA

05 May 2015
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FRA

FRA reports that its last report finds that justice systems need to do more to cater to the needs of children involved in legal proceedings. Making justice more child-friendly is in the best interests of the child, improves child protection and their meaningful participation in judicial proceedings.

Improving child rights’ protection in judicial systems is addressed by the United Nation’s Convention on the Rights of the Child, which all the Member States heve ratified. 

FRA research reveals that child participation practices vary widely not just across, but also within, Member States, and these practices are not always child-friendly.This points to a need for clear and consistent standards and guidelines which should be systematically monitored.

 

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