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"