The Agency presented findings from its research into child-friendly justice to the EU Council’s Working Party on Fundamental Rights, Citizens' Rights and Free Movement of Persons (FREMP) on 3 May in Brussels.
Children and experts underlined the need to give children the chance of being agents of change during an event at the Agency on 28 April on improving child participation. They spoke of the importance of mainstreaming child participation across policies to ensure the views of children are captured in all matters that affect them. The children underlined why change is needed when they recounted their experiences of being scared, frustrated, ignored or belittled in judicial proceedings.
Children involved in court proceedings often feel scared, ignored, and ill-informed, as a new report from the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) shows. By asking children across different EU Member States about their experiences and views, this ground-breaking report shows how far we still have to go to make our justice systems child-friendly.
The proposal to revise the rules governing the EU’s large-scale biometrics database, Eurodac, may jeopardise or enhance the rights of migrant children, suggests the latest Opinion from the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA). It examines the impact on children and suggests greater emphasis on child protection. It reveals how this particularly vulnerable group needs stronger child protection safeguards to ensure they are not coerced to give fingerprints, they understand what is happening to them and their right to asylum is not affected.
The Agency gave a presentation on the contribution of European standards to implementing the UN’s Child Rights Convention during a conference on the promotion of children’s rights and professional training, organised by Centro de Estudos para Intervenção Social (CESIS).