Project activity: Seminar on the “Access to justice for children with mental disabilities”, 27-28th of April 2015
The project aims to ensure access to justice for children with mental disabilities, building on existing guidance and standards related to children, victims of crime and adults with intellectual disabilities.
It addresses: access to information, legal representation and assistance (e.g. intermediaries or interpreters), participation of children with mental disabilities in all stages of the legal process, protection of children with mental disabilities in judicial proceedings, privacy issues, and training for the judiciary and other relevant professionals.
- Development of a methodology for data gathering on access to justice for children with mental disabilities across the EU;
- Development of standards for access to justice for children with mental disabilities based on relevant research evidence and best available practice across the EU;.
- Development of training and educational materials on access to justice for children with mental disabilities;
- Advocacy actions to ensure that the methodology, the standards and the training materials are disseminated to and considered by policy-makers in all member states.
Mental Disability Advocacy Center, Budapest, Hungary
- Centre for Legal Resources Bucharest, Romania
- University of Leeds, Anglia,
- NUI Galway Irlanda,
- RC Zelda Latvia,
- Global Initiative on Psychiatry Lithuania,
- University of Ljubljana Slovenia,
- Global Initiative on Psychiatry Bulgaria,
- University of Nicosia Cipru,
- University of King Carlos III, Madrid, Spania.
Project co-financed through the Fundamental Rights and Citizenship programme of the European Union
Contract no.: JUST/2011/FRAC/AG/2799
April 2013 – April 2015