Building a Europe for and with children

International Justice for Children

Experts and actors throughout the legal field, including international court judges and representatives of treaty-monitoring bodies addressed the issue of children and international justice in Strasbourg on 17-18 September, 2007. Amongst the topics discussed were: international law and children's rights, children's access to international justice and child-friendly justice procedures.


Concept paper

Background paper

Conference report

Presentations by:

Maud de Boer-Buquicchio, Deputy Secretary General of the Council of Europe
}Jane Connors, Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights
}Thomas Hammarberg, Commissioner for Human Rights of the Council of Europe
}Isabelle Berro-Lefèvre, judge of the European Court of Human Rights
}Josiane Bigot (in French) judge of the Court of Appeal of Colmar
}Polonca Končar, President of the European Committee of Social Rights
}Yanghee Lee, Chair of the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child
}Peter Newell, Global Initiative to End All Corporal Punishment of Children
}Marta Santos Pais, Unicef Innocenti Research Centre
}Helen Seifu, the African Child Policy Forum
Françoise Tulkens, judge of the European Court of Human Rights

The conclusions of this conference are included in the publication: "International justice for children"