Debate 'Webinar and Book Presentation: Child-friendly Justice in Child Contact and Custody Proceedings'

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Alumni , Employees
18-06-2024 from 16:00 to 17:30
Vakgroep Europees, Publiek- en Internationaal Recht - Faculteit Recht en Criminologie i.s.m. Tom Scheirs (Boom Juridisch/Eleven)

Expert panelists will discuss the opportunities and challenges that arise to achieve child-friendly justice in separation proceedings.

Many children must live with the repercussions of their parents’ decision to separate. Following that decision, arrangements on the children’s residence and visitation rights with a parent become necessary. These arrangements are often made during a time of emotional tribulation, when children are struggling to find a new balance. Generally, parents turn to the legal system to handle their separation or to manage conflicts that arise.

However, these legal proceedings can become very conflictual and although children are directly impacted by the decisions of courts, they are often shielded from the judicial procedure. This results in children not knowing where they can turn to when they face problems. Therefore, child-friendly justice, which safeguards children’s needs and implements children’s rights, is sorely needed.

After a short introduction about the book, a panel of international experts in the field of family law and children’s rights will discuss this topic further.