Child as a Witness

European Ministers of Justice request the Council of Europe to develop child-friendly justice

On the 26th of October the ministers of justice of the Council of Europe's 47 member states requested the organisation to start preparing “European guidelines for child-friendly justice”.

Expertise: child witness – legal aspects according to Bulgarian law

This expertise gives an overview of legal procedures in which a child has to participate in Bulgaria in cases of being a victim or witness of a crime. It is also an attempt of assessing how the idea of child-friendly interviewing is popularized in Bulgaria.

The whole expertise is to be downloaded below.

Justice system in Moldova becomes more youth-friendly and moves closer to international standards

UNICEF and the Supreme Court Justice of Moldova announced that the justice system in Moldova has become more youth-friendly and closer to European and international standards. This is largely due to amendments to the Criminal Code and Criminal Procedure Code adopted by Parliament in August 2006.

Child: Witness with Special Needs in Poland

Your Honour, I am scared
Your Honour, I am scared
The first stage of the campaign "Child: Witness with Special Needs" was carried out in Poland in the years 2004-2005. On February 22, 2004, during a ceremony organized by the Ministry of Justice and the Nobody's Children Foundation, 2004 was announced the Year of Child Victims of Crime. Moreover, several programs were inaugurated, aimed at protecting children from crime and supporting child victims of crime who participate in legal procedures.