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Webinar on procedural rights of juveniles suspected or accused in criminal proceedings in the EU


Terre des hommes and Child Protection Hub for South East Europe invite you to join the webinar on procedural rights of juveniles suspected or accused in criminal proceedings in the EU.

Date and time: March 8th, 4pm CET

How to attend: Follow this link to register, and you will be sent a link to the webinar room a day before the event:

Alternatively, you can join without registration by following this link, please make sure you arrive 5-10 minutes before the start:
(Please note that certificates of attendance will be only available for registered participants).

Language of webinar: English

About the webinar:

In 2015-2017 Terre des hommes run a project to ensure that foreign children who are accused or suspected of crimes in EU countries have access to a fair trial. The project specifically looked at the application of key EU Directives on the rights to interpretation and translation, the right to information, and the right to access to a lawyer and communications with third parties and consular authorities.

This webinar will present the findings of the regional comparative research that looked at whether foreign children, suspected or accused in criminal proceedings, effectively exercise their rights. The webinar will also present a handbook for legal practitioners to assist those working with children in such circumstances.

About the presenters:

Nenad Matejic is a professional with more than 7 years of experience in the field of migration. He has worked for more than 5 years at the International Organization for Migration (IOM) Regional Office for Eastern Europe in Budapest and subsequently at the IOM country office for Hungary, where he developed and implemented national and regional projects, dealing with the voluntary return and reintegration of migrants, unaccompanied minors, research, assistance to victims of trafficking and family tracing. Further, during his time at IOM, Nenad was also responsible for IOM’s outreach work in Hungary and the provision of multilingual information and counseling to irregular migrants in administrative detention.
Nenad is currently working as a Regional Project Coordinator at the Terre des hommes Regional Office for Central and South East Europe, and has been responsible for the overall coordination of two regional projects dealing with children on the move and juvenile justice.

Asmita Naik is an independent consultant with over 20 years experience working in the field of international development and human rights. She started her career working for United Nations agencies in Geneva on human rights and refugee issues. Since becoming a consultant in 2002, she has carried out some 80 assignments covering all regions of the world and for a wide range of organisations. She has a particular specialism in child protection and migration-related issues. Asmita’s educational and vocational background is in law and public policy. She was the international researcher on the project and responsible for developing the regional comparative report and the handbook for legal practitioners.

Certificates of attendance are available for registered participants on request.