FRA to join legal assistance for children in Europe conference

External event
FRA will attend the final conference of the CLEAR-RIGHTS project in Brussels from 1 to 2 December.

The event will explore enhancing legal assistance for children in Europe.

The EU-funded CLEAR RIGHTS project covers learnings, results and promising practices from Belgium, France, Hungary, the Netherlands and Romania. It aims to strengthen the procedural rights of children in conflict with the law as enshrined in the EU’s Procedural Safeguards Directive.

The event focuses on the importance of adequate legal assistance by specifically trained professionals. It encourages interactions between children, young people, professionals and experts in the area of child-friendly justice.

FRA will provide targeted input into the workshops. It will present its newest research on child-friendly justice focussing on procedural safeguards for children in criminal proceedings.