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29th Conference of European Ministers of Justice
18-19 June Tromsø, Norway

The Ministers of Justice of the member states of the Council of Europe met in Tromsø on 17-19 June to discuss the topic of "Breaking the silence – united against domestic violence", a subject that has long been met with political silence. Victimes are usually but not exclusively women, with children often witnesses of violence between adults.

 Webcast: "Janusz Korczak lecture on children and prisons", by Maud de Boer-Buquicchio, Deputy Secretary General of the Council of Europe, with an introduction by Thomas Hammarberg, Commissioner for Human Rights  

Text of the Janusz Korczak lecture

 Opening speech of the conference by Maud de Boer-Buquicchio
 Conference website
 Press release