JudEx+: Towards a child-friendly justice in cases of sexual violence against children is a project funded by the Rights, Equality & Citizenship Programme of the European Union seeking to improve the child’s experience when entering the judicial system by improving the skills of professionals communicating with them at different stages.

The project is coordinated by the humanitarian independent institution “Hope For Children” CRC Policy Center (CY) in collaboration with 6 partners: Frederick University (CY); CESIE (IT); Rinova (UK); Know & Can (BG); Folkuniversitetet (SE); University of Primorska (SI). The Mental Health Services of the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Cyprus are engaged as associate partners.

Objectives

a)To promote Article 12 of the 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.

b)To improve the child’s experience position when entering the judicial system in cases of sexual violence against children.

c) 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.

(JUST/2014/RCHI/AG/PROF/7036, Total budget 415.930,71 eur)







JudEx+: Towards a child-friendly justice in cases of sexual violence against children has been funded by the Rights, Equality & Citizenship Programme of the European Union. The authors are solely responsible for the contents of this report. It does not represent the opinion of the EU and nor is the EU responsible for any use that might be made of information contained in it.


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