The European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) is looking to contract the services of a natural or legal person to conduct in-depth analysis of deliverables submitted in the frame of the FRA project Child Participation in Civil and Criminal Justice.
The treatment of children in the justice systems of the European Union is an important issue of concern for European Institutions and for all Member States. The European Commission highlights in the EU Agenda for the Rights of the Child (2011) that promoting child-friendly justice is at the centre of its actions and identifies five key areas concerning children’s involvement in judicial proceedings:
In 2012 the FRA commissioned the FRANET contractors to conduct fieldwork research via interviews and focus groups with legal and social professionals working with children who are involved in justice proceedings in ten European countries (Bulgaria, Croatia, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Poland, Romania, Spain and United Kingdom). The aim of this research was to identify practices and procedures of child participation in judicial proceedings for cases of domestic violence, sexual abuse, custody and visiting rights.
In 2014 the FRA will conduct interviews with children directly involved in judicial proceedings either as party to proceedings, for example in civil law proceedings in the context of divorce cases or for decisions of placement of children in alternative care, or as witnesses or as victims of crimes in criminal law proceedings. This research will be conducted in nine (9) countries (Bulgaria, Croatia, Estonia, France, Germany, Poland, Romania, Spain and United Kingdom) and potentially one additional (Finland).
Indicative main tasks of the selected candidate:
Technical and professional capacity
Candidates must be able to meet the following minimum selection criteria:
No documents proving the fulfillment of these criteria are requested at this stage.
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