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White paper

Protecting Children’s Rights and Keeping Society Safe: How to Strengthen Justice Systems for Children in Europe in the Counter-Terrorism Context?

This white paper examines law, policy and practice relating to the treatment of children who are alleged as, accused of or recognised as having committed a terrorism-related offence.

The treatment these children receive at the hands of justice, protection and other authorities charged with their care and with holding them accountable for their actions, is indicative of the overall health and effectiveness of the justice and child protection systems for children within EU Member States.

This publication sets out a number of specific recommendations for EU Member States, EU institutions and practitioners working on these issues to ensure that international and regional standards on justice for children are fully complied with.


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.

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