Child-friendly justice for domestic violence victims and witnesses

The agency will be part of a high-level panel at the European Parliament on ‘Witnessed Domestic Violence: An EU roadmap to protect children from all forms of domestic violence’ in Brussels on 4 December.

FRA will specifically refer to its research on child-friendly-justice in which children also participated who had become witnesses or victims of domestic violence. Children were interviewed about their experiences and perspectives of their treatment in judicial proceedings.

Necessary procedural safeguards will be addressed so that children can feel safe and comfortable when involved in criminal and civil proceedings in the context of domestic violence. 

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