Database on child friendly justice

Children come into contact with the justice system in many different ways. This can be for family matters such as divorce or adoption, in administrative justice for nationality or immigration issues or in criminal justice as victims, witnesses or (alleged) perpetrators of crimes. They may also need to reach a justice system seeking for remedies when their rights are not fully respected.

This database aims to provide detailed information to professionals working with children about the rights of children in contact with the justice system (lawyers, prosecutors, social workers, judges, probation officers, etc.). It contains legal factsheets detailing these rights under international, European and national legislation and caselaw.

You can search directly for an answer to your question using the search tool below, or look through the factsheets selecting your language, jurisdiction and/or topic(s) of interest.

Children suspected, accused or convicted