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GROUP OF SPECIALISTS ON CHILD-FRIENDLY JUSTICE (CJ-S-CH)

OBJECTIVES

  • The objective of the Group of specialists was to produce comprehensive Guidelines on child-friendly justice, which will assist member states in ensuring that children have   favourable access to justice.

    The guidelines should contribute to enhancing the treatment of the child in all circumstances where he or she is, for whatever reason, likely to be brought into contact with civil, administrative or criminal justice. To that aim, the guidelines should build on the existing national, European and international standards and make important references to the case-law of the European Court of Human Rights.

    They should also cover the place and voice of the child at all stages of, judicial as well as extrajudicial, procedures and promote the rights of information, representation and participation of children. As a concrete tool, the guidelines should present good practices and propose practical solutions to remedy eventual lacunae.

SPECIALISTS

  •  Mr Bob ASHFORD (United Kingdom)
  •  Ms Josiane BIGOT (France)
  •  Mr Seamus CARROLL (Ireland) (Chair of the Group)
  •  Mr Claude GILLARD (Belgium)
  •  Ms Ruth FARRUGIA (Malta)
  •  Mr Bragi GUDBRANDSSON (Iceland)
  •  Mr Philip JAFFE (Switzerland)
  •  Ms Olga KHAZOVA (Russian Federation)
  •  Ms Holta KOTHERJA (Albania)
  •  Mr Arto KOSONEN (Finland)
  •  Ms Andrea MATOUSKOVA (Czech republic)
  •  Ms Marianne NY (Sweden)
  •  Ms Irene PANTAZI-MELISTA (Greece)
  •  Ms E.C.C. (Lies) PUNSELIE (The Netherlands)
  •  Ms Stephanie SCHMAHL (Germany)
  •  Ms Ksenija TURKOVIC (Croatia) (Vice-Chair of the Group)
  •  Scientific expert
     Ms Ankie VANDEKERCKHOVE (Belgium)

MEETINGS OF THE CJ-S-CH