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The Rights of the Child in Practice

Exploring a multidisciplinary approach to child-friendly justice in European law

This seminar will provide training on the promotion, protection and fulfilment of the rights of the child in the context of judicial proceedings. An exchange of best practice and the perspectives of different professionals concerned with children in justice will be promoted with the aim of exploring a multi-disciplinary approach to child-friendly justice.

It is part of a project co-financed by the European Commission consisting of eight decentralised seminars spread across the EU.

Key topics
General principles and basic instruments for the protection of children’s rights in justice settings
The children’s right to be heard
Best practice guidelines for interacting with children in legal situations

Interactive methodology
Case studies, different scenarios to be discussed in smaller working groups, Role-playing exercises on interacting with children

Participation conditions
No participation fee. Accommodation for two nights will be booked by ERA. Travel costs will be reimbursed up to €250 for judges from abroad.

Other professionals
Participation fee: €170

Coffee breaks and lunch are included. ERA will invite all participants to a joint dinner.

Please note that the number of places available is limited (40 places). 20 places are reserved for Spanish judges who should register via the Spanish Judicial School – General Council for the Judiciary 

Registrations of other professionals, legal or otherwise, will be accepted on a first come, first served basis.

Places for judges from other EU Member States are fully booked.

Who should attend?
Professionals who interact with children in the context of judicial proceedings (judges, prosecutors, lawyers, social workers, psychologists, police officers, etc.). 

The seminar is open to practitioners from EU Member States only.


2 Jun 2016 @ 08:30 am

3 Jun 2016 @ 11:30 am

Duration: 1 days, 3 hours


Escuela Judicial

Carretera de Vallvidrera a Barcelona , 43-45

08017 Barcelona




Organised by

Academy of European Law (ERA)

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