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Friday 18th of September 2020

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Regional Overview Report

Children, the Justice System, Violent Extremism and Terrorism: An Overview of Law, Policy and Practice in Six European Countries

This report explores what happens to children when they come to the attention of the criminal justice authorities as a result of alleged involvement with terrorist activity in six European countries (Austria, Belgium, Croatia, France, Germany and the Netherlands). It is also based upon input from practitioners in Greece, Hungary, Italy, Latvia and Portugal.

It considers if the existing law and policy frameworks are sufficient in terms of their compliance with international and regional standards on justice for children and highlights some promising practices that are currently being used to strengthen criminal justice and protection systems for children.


National Reports

Austria, Belgium, Croatia, France, Germany, Hungary, Latvia and the Netherlands

These national reports examine the current situation of children suspected of or convicted of terrorism in their respective countries and describe some promising practices that are being used to strengthen criminal justice systems for children in a counter-terrorism context.


Co-Funded by the Justice Programme of the European Union

The website section for this project was funded by the European Union’s Justice Programme (2014-2020). The contents of it are the sole responsibility of the “Strengthening Juvenile Justice Systems in the counter-terrorism context” project partners, and can in no way be taken to reflect the views of the European Commission.

  • International Juvenile Justice Observatory (IJJO). Belgian Public Utility Foundation

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  • Head Office: Rue Armand Campenhout, nº 72 bte 10. 1050. Brussels. Belgium

    Phone: 00 32 262 988 90. Fax: 00 32 262 988 99. oijj@oijj.org

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