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PRO-JUS project research featured in the Chronicle of the International Association of Youth and Family Judges and Magistrates

Asmita Naik | International Association of Youth and Family Judges and Magistrates | 78 pages
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Research findings from Terre des hommes' project "Procedural Rights of Juveniles Suspected or Accused in the European Union" (PRO-JUS) have been featured in the July 2017 edition of the Chronicle of the International Association of Youth and Family Judges and Magistrates (IAYFJM).

The PRO-JUS project was implemented between September 2015 and February 2017 in Belgium, France, Hungary, Spain and the Netherlands under the lead coordination of Terre des hommes Hungary in partnership with the Defence for Children - DCI Belgium, Defence for Children the Netherlands, Rights International Spain and Hors la Rue from France. The project was supported by the EU Justice Program.

The PRO-JUS project had the overall aim to ensure that foreign children suspected or accused in criminal proceedings benefit from the procedural guarantees they are entitled to as per EU directives: Directive 2010/64/EU on the right to interpretation and translation in criminal proceedings; Directive 2012/13/EU on the right to information in criminal proceedings; and Directive 2013/48/EU on the right of access to a lawyer in criminal proceedings. The project included a large research component which consisted of research conducted at national level and development of national reports, a regional comparative report and a handbook for legal practitioners.

The article presents the reader with a brief introduction to the project, the context and the research and its findings and conclusions. The research findings are presented according to the three Directives that were targeted by the project's research. 

The article is featured on pages 50-53 of the Chronicle.