PROMISE Project Series - Compendium of Law and Guidance

European and International Instruments concerning Child Victims and Witnesses of Violence


Author:  Rebecca O’Donnell Publisher:  Council of the Baltic Sea States Secretariat and Child Circle Publication type:  Legal / Policy Framework

PROMISE is a project based on the commitment of several European countries to strengthen “multi-disciplinary and interagency collaboration to ensure that child victims and witnesses of violence have access to Barnahus and benefit from a child-friendly, professional and effective response in a safe environment”, thus promoting a broader and more comprehensive framework of child protection.

This guide “provides a comprehensive view of the legal framework and authoritative guidance concerning the rights of child victims and witnesses across the EU, Council of Europe and United Nations (UN). It shows that, in the last ten years, there have been significant developments concerning State obligations to child victims and witnesses of violence at European Union (EU), regional and international level.”

Other reports from the PROMISE Project Series can be accessed retrieved from the library:

PROMISE Quality standards

PROMISE Advocacy guidance

PROMISE Enabling  child sensitive justice

For further information on PROMISE check here.

To access other PROMISE publications, click here.

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