Children in judicial proceedings
Study to collect data on children’s involvement in judicial proceedings
Client: DG JUST EC
The promotion and protection of children’s rights are key objectives of the EU (Article 3(3) of the Treaty on European Union). The rights of the child are furthermore enshrined in the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union (Article 24) This study will support the implementation of the Commission Communication of 15 February 2011 “An EU Agenda for the Rights of the Child".
Making the justice system more child-friendly in Europe is a key action under the EU Agenda.
The study aimed to establish statistics and collect data based on structural, process and outcome indicators on children involved in criminal, civil and administrative judicial proceedings in all 28 EU Member States- in order to provide a statistical and narrative overview of children's involvement in judicial proceedings in the EU.
Milieu is in charge of assisting the Commission with the preparation of a contextual overview per Member State, so that data users can better understand and interpret the data by:
1. drafting 3 contextual overviews for each Member States for each type of judicial proceedings (criminal, civil and administrative) that children may be involved in using the Council of Europe Guidelines on child-friendly justice as terms of reference;
2. consultation with national stakeholders;
3. support GHK in collecting data based on structural, process and outcome indicators.
The other partners provide the European Commission with national statistics and data based on structural, process and outcome indicators on the involvement of children in criminal, civil and administrative judicial proceedings.