JudEx: Towards a child friendly justice in cases of sexual violence against children

Oct 1, 2015

  • To promote Article 12 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child [UNCRC] and the CoE Convention on the Protection of children Against Sexual Exploitation and Sexual Abuse, in relation to the right of the child to be heard and involved in decision making, whether at home, in the general life of the community, at school or in individual legal and administrative matters in cases of sexual violence
  • To improve the child’s experience position when entering the judicial system in cases of sexual violence against children
  • To improve the skills of professionals involved in representing children in judicial proceedings through trainings which take into consideration children’s rights, their developmental needs, and social background in countries where the Lanzarote Convention has recently been ratified
  • Researching on country specific judicial procedures in cases of sexual violence against children
  • Researching on the child’s perspective on judicial procedures in cases of sexual violence
  • Holding Focus Groups with Stakeholders
  • Reviewing existing training programmes and developing Multidisciplinary Curriculum and Methodology
  • Pilot testing with experts on childhood issues (child sexual violence issues)
  • National databases of “interested parties”
  • Publishing Transnational Justice & Rights for Children manual
  • Coordinator: Hfc “Hope For Children” UNCRC Policy Center (Cyprus)
  • Frederick University (Cyprus)
  • Rinova (United Kingdom)
  • Know and Can Association (Bulgaria)
  • Folkuniversitetet (Sweden)
  • University of Primorska (Slovenia)
  • CESIE (Italy)

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Date of project: 01/10/2015 – 31/10/2017

DG of reference: DG JUST – Rights, Equality and Citizenship Programme (2014-2020) – Transnational projects to build capacity for professionals in child protection systems and judicial professionals representing children in judicial proceedings

Contact: noemi.deluca@cesie.org