In 2015-2017 Terre des hommes run a project to ensure that foreign children who are accused or suspected of crimes in EU countries have access to a fair trial. The project specifically looked at the application of key EU Directives on the rights to interpretation and translation, the right to information, and the right to access to a lawyer and communications with third parties and consular authorities.
This webinar will present the findings of the regional comparative research that looked at whether foreign children, suspected or accused in criminal proceedings, effectively exercise their rights. The webinar will also present a handbook for legal practitioners to assist those working with children in such circumstances.
You can read the Regional Comparative Report "Procedural Rights of Children Suspected or Accused in criminal Proceedings in the EU" here.
The Handbook for Legal Practitioners is available here.
Certificates of attendance will be available for registered participants.
The recording of the webinar is available here.
About the presenter:
Nenad Matejić is a professional with more than 7 years of experience in the field of migration. He has worked for more than 5 years at the International Organization for Migration (IOM) Regional Office for Eastern Europe in Budapest and subsequently at the IOM country office for Hungary, where he developed and implemented national and regional projects, dealing with the voluntary return and reintegration of migrants, unaccompanied minors, research, assistance to victims of trafficking and family tracing. Further, during his time at IOM, Nenad was also responsible for IOM’s outreach work in Hungary and the provision of multilingual information and counseling to irregular migrants in administrative detention. Nenad is currently working as a Regional Project Coordinator at the Terre des hommes Regional Office for Central and South East Europe, and has been responsible for the overall coordination of two regional projects dealing with children on the move and juvenile justice.
Asmita Naik is an independent consultant with over 20 years experience working in the field of international development and human rights. She started her career working for United Nations agencies in Geneva on human rights and refugee issues. Since becoming a consultant in 2002, she has carried out some 80 assignments covering all regions of the world and for a wide range of organisations. She has a particular specialisation in child protection and migration-related issues. Asmita’s educational and vocational background is in law and public policy. She was the international researcher on the project and responsible for developing the regional comparative report and the handbook for legal practitioners.