"The ideal lawyer to me is someone who explains me everything with patience, until I do understand what I need to know"
- Child Advisory Board member from Hungary
CLEAR-Rights project is aimed at improving access of teenagers in conflict with law to quality, pro bono and specialised legal assistance. Also, this project will facilitate contact with lawyers for the young people/children suspected or accused in criminal proceedings
The project is also meant to cover a gap in the social and legal fields: on one hand, the teenagers/ children in conflict with law cannot access the legal assistance they need and do not know their rights, on the other hand there are state-financed pro bono lawyers who are willing to help and don’t know-how. CLEAR RIGHTS makes this connection between needs and resources to the benefit of teenagers in disadvantaged communities.
The project develops in the period 2021-2023, and is led by Terre des hommes Hungary regional hub. It is implemented in partnership with Alliance of Lawyers for Human Rights, Defence for Children Belgium, Defence for Children the Netherlands, PILnet and Terre des hommes Romania, and is co-funded by the European Union’s Justice Programme (2014-2020).