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RAISING AWARENESS

Every child in conflict with the law needs a good lawyer. Children in conflict with the law have a lot to say… and also about their lawyer. Our partners gathered testimonies from children in conflict with the law in their countries in order to raise awareness among professionnals & politicians. So let’s hear about what they have to tell us !

Many international or national associations and agencies have been promoting a child friendly justice over the last years. In order to promote children’s rights during judicial proceedings, it is important to raise awareness among the public opinion and spread the word.

Here are some of their very interesting and useful materials helping advocate for children’s rights in judicial proceedings : the right to be heard, the right to information, the right to protection and legal representation, etc.

Children and justice: professionals’ perspective and experiences

Children need to be heard and be involved in all issues that concern them. This includes the justice system.

Children and justice: your right to be heard

Children need to be heard and be involved in all issues that concern them. This includes the justice system.

Children and justice: your right to protection and legal representation

Children should always be supported by a professional support person when they are involved in judicial proceedings, such as being at court. This could be, for example, a social worker or a legal counsellor.

Children and justice: your right to information

During judicial proceedings, such as being at court, children should always be told what is going on. The information should be presented in a child-friendly and understandable way.

Children and justice: your rights

When children are involved in judicial proceedings, such as being at court, they should always enjoy their rights. This video is a compilation of some of these rights.

An association which provides support, advice and legal representation for young people in difficulty in the UK.

Through their Youth Justice Legal Centre, they share information with young people reagarding aspects of their encounter with justice.

Stop and search

The stop and search film explains youth rights and what to expect if a young person is stopped by police. It explains the difference between stop and search and stop and account, when he or she can be searched, and what makes a search unlawful.

At the police station

This short film explain what happens if a young is arrested and taken to the police station.

What to Expect at the Youth Court

This short film explains what to expect at the youth court.

This post is also available in: French

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