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Conference on legal aid for children in criminal proceedings

FRA attended the EU-funded LA-Child project’s online conference ‘Legal aid for children in criminal proceedings’. The project aims to strengthen the procedural rights of children in conflict with laws enshrined in the EU’s Procedural Safeguards Directive.

The event focused on the implementation of children’s right to legal aid. The findings will feed into FRA’s new project on Procedural safeguards for children who are suspects or accused persons in criminal proceedings. The conference took place at the Child Protection Hub on 11 February.