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  • To Share or Not to Share, That’s the Question

    To Share or Not to Share, That’s the Question

    Researchers from Leiden Law School have visited 59 court of appeal cases concerning children’s placements in alternative care. The research shows that although many children are heard in private by a judge, the issue of confidentiality is problematic.
  • Effective participation of refugee children

    Effective participation of refugee children

    The number of refugee children is on the rise and many find themselves in a particularly vulnerable situation. Allowing effective participation of refugee children in legal procedures can enhance understanding of complex asylum procedures and decisions.
  • Fair trial for juveniles

    Fair trial for juveniles

    The cognitive and emotional development of young people is not yet complete. Their immaturity should be taken into account when they are tried in court and extra assistance should be given to juveniles to ensure they receive a fair trial.
  • The voice of children before the Committee on the Rights of the Child

    The voice of children before the Committee on the Rights of the Child

    Sarah Spronk | | 1
    The Additional Protocol to the Child Rights Convention offers children the opportunity to make complaints on violations of their rights before the Committee on the Rights of the Child. There is room for improvement to involve children in the procedure.
  • Child-friendly health care

    Child-friendly health care

    Sarah Spronk | | 2
    Children in health care are vulnerable. Participation is one of the key principles to ensure children’s rights in health care. How can children, parents and medical professionals contribute to involving children in their own health care?