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Description of the webinar:

For children in migration, access to their rights relies on multiple administrative and administrative justice proceedings. However, these various migration-related procedures are, in most cases, unsuitable for children, even though they directly concern them. Adopted in 2010, the Council of Europe guidelines on child-friendly justice set out both general principles and specific rules that are essential to ensure that children's rights are respected in all proceedings affecting them. Alongside member States, the EU has important competences in this field.

This webinar will be the opportunity to point out the shortcomings and gaps in the way administrative justice works towards migrant children and to advocate for the global adaptation of migration-related procedures taking into account the child-friendly justice principles provided in the Guidelines of the Council of Europe.

This webinar is based on the results of the Child Friendly Justice – In Action project’s field and desk research conducted in six countries (Spain, The Netherlands, Italy, Greece, France and Belgium) with a particular focus on the situations in Greece, Italy and Belgium. CFJ-IA project aims at assessing the gaps and shortcomings of the judicial system applying to children in migration. It also gathers the voices of accompanied and unaccompanied children seeking asylum in those countries.

Agenda:

  • The child-friendly justice principles of the Council of Europe applied to procedures involving migrant children (accompanied or unaccompanied);
  • Three thematic and country-specific focuses:
  • The role of volunteer guardians in protecting the rights of unaccompanied children in Italy (DCI-Italy);
  • The importance of access to information and legal support at an early phase of the asylum procedure in Greece (DCI-Greece);
  • The rights of the child accompanied by his or her family in international protection procedures in Belgium (DCI-Belgium);
  • Current EU agenda and advocacy opportunities;
  • Q&A

The webinar is part of an advocacy project taking place within the framework of the funding provided by the European Programme for Integration and Migration (EPIM) and the H&M Foundation to support an advocacy work conducted by the Initiative for Children in Migration. It also brings an additional advocacy dimension to the “Child-Friendly Justice In Action” (CFJ-IA) project funded by the Erasmus+ programme of the European Commission and coordinated by Defence for Children International – Belgium and World Service.

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