Child-Friendly Justice

Perspectives and experiences of professionals on children’s participation in civil and criminal judicial proceedings in 10 EU Member States


Date of publication:  17 Aug 2015 Authors:  FRA Publisher:  European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) Publication type:  Report / Study / Data

In this report and summary, the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) analyses the extent to which children's rights are protected in judicial proceedings. The report finds that there are critical gaps in the protection of children's rights in judicial proceedings, particularly the right to be heard, as children are more often heard in criminal proceedings rather than civil ones, which equally affect their lives. The report highlights ways in which countries can make the judicial processes more child-friendly. 

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