Child protection

Introduction

Justice for children

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Resources on child protection

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Resources on child victims and witnesses according to countries

Armenia
Human Rights Defender of the Republic of Armenia: The website of Ombudsman’s Office provides information for children on how to apply online for legal aid when their rights have been violated. In Armenian and English.

Project Harmony: This website provides information about the Armenian Legal Socialization Project, focusing on developing and implementing legal education, raising awareness of the broader community about juvenile justice issues, and introducing community justice centres to Armenia. In Armenian and English.

Children’s Support Foundation Centre: This is a web page of a centre which provides legal assistance, crisis intervention and rehabilitation among other services to children and their families. In English.

Azerbaijan
Children’s Rights Legal Clinic: The website provides guidelines and legal documents on children’s rights. The Legal Clinic provides free legal assistance by telephone, online and during individual meetings. In Azerbaijani.

Belarus
Ponimanie: This NGO works to support children in difficult situations. The website contains some information on child victims of crime (related to violence), in contact with the law. In Russian and English.

Interactive Website for Children : The website contains an online library on children’s rights and legal concepts. In Russian.

Bosnia and Herzegovina
Ombudsman for Children of Republika Srpska : The website contains a page for children, as well as their parents, guardians and teachers, on children’s rights. It also provides legal documents on children’s rights and explanation on how to file a complaint to the Ombudsman. In English and Serbian.

Bulgaria
Resource Centre on Child Abuse: The website coers the issue of child victim and witness of crime, and justice for children. In Bulgarian.

National Network for Children Association: This is a website of an alliance of NGOs who works for the rights and welfare of children in Bulgaria. It contains an online library (in Bulgarian) with documents on children’s rights. In Bulgarian and partly in English.

Social Activities and Practice Institute: The website contains publications on child-friendly justice and children victims and witnesses of crime.

Croatia
Ombudsperson for Children :The website contains information on children’s rights and on how to seek legal assistance. A link to free legal help is provided. In Croatian.

Georgia
Centre of Children’s Rights of the Public Defender of Georgia: The website contains a page for children and information on how to seek legal help. In Georgian and English.

Kazakhstan
Website on Children’s Rights: This website contains a page for children and parents, and providing information on children’s rights. In Russian and Kazakh.

Human Rights Ombudsman:
The website publishes annual reports which present the current status of children in the country and provides information on how to make a complaint to the Ombudsman. In Kazakh, Russian and partly in English.

Central National Child Rights Protection Committee: The website contains documents on legislation and procedures related to children’s rights, and an online form for questions. The website also contains contacts and links to websites of territorial departments for the protection of children’s rights (some also referring to legislation and offering the possibility to ask questions). In  Kazakh and Russian.

Kazakhstan International Bureau for Human Rights and Rule of Law:
The website includes references to a project on access to justice (not limited to children) and increasing awareness of human rights among youth; the NGO provides legal aid to families and children in the Almaty region (contacts are provided). In Kazakh and Russian.

Macedonia
First Children’s Embassy in the World – Megjashi (FCEWM):  Founded in Skopje, the organization provides information on children’s rights for children on this website, a link to an SOS helpline, which includes provision of free legal counselling for children, and contains information on the regulations concerning children victims and witnesses of crime participating in legal procedures. In Macedonian and English.

AMOS Centre for Human Rights: The website contains a page on children’s rights (the CRC) and a link to making a complaint to the Ombudsman for Children. In Macedonian and partly in English. 

Moldova
National Centre for Child Abuse Prevention (NCCAP): The website contains information on child abuse prevention, including online documents on children victims and witnesses of crime and children in contact with the law. A page for children, parents and professionals is available at http://amicel.cnpac.org.md/, and contains information on children victims and witnesses of crime (in the ‘professionals’ category). In Romanian, Russian, and partly in English.

Child Rights Information Centre (CRIC): The website provides publications on children’s rights for children, including on the prevention of juvenile crime. In Romanian and English.

Centre of Human Rights:  The website contains information on the Ombudsman for Children’s Rights, coveringinformation on justice for children in the news section, namely related to police work and children in detention. In Romanian, Russian and English.

Montenegro
Ombudsman for Children’s Rights: The website contains publications, and international and national legislation on children’s rights, as well as information on how to contact the Ombudsman for complaints. In Montenegrin.

Romania
General Direction for Child Protection Ministry of Labour, Family and Child Protection of Romania: The website provides information, manuals and guideson children’s rights. In Romanian.

Russia
Children's Rights Commissioner for the President of the Russian Federation: The website provides legislation and documentation on children’s rights, including on children victims and witnesses of crime, and a link to contact the Ombudsman online. In Russian.

Website for Children: This website provides information on children’s rights, including some information on the right of the child in contact with the law. In Russian.

Children’s Library of the BolshoyKamen’ city: This page provides information on children’s rights , including on available books on children’s rights, as well as online information on criminal responsibility for juveniles (extract from national legislation). In Russian. 

“Pravosoznanie”: The website of this NGO includes an online legal resource, which contains information on children’s rights, including brief information and Q&A on children in conflict and contact with the law. In Russian.

Serbia
Ombudsman for Human Rights: The website has a page dedicated to children’s rights, including information on how to file a complaint to the Ombudsman for the violation of one’s rights. In Serbian.

Provincial Ombudsman of AP Vojvodina: The website provides information on children’s rights and the possibility to file a complaint online. In Serbian.

Tajikistan
Bureau on Human Rights: The website of the NGO provides on-line consultations for everyone, including children. There is also an electronic library with publications for juveniles in contact with the law. In Russian.

Turkey
GündemÇocuk (Agenda:Child!): The website of the NGO provides documentation on children’s rights, information on how to file a complaint and a link to seek free legal help online. In Turkish.

Ankara BAR Association Child Rights Commission: The website contains documentation on children’s rights and contact for legal aid consulting. In Turkish.

Bursa BAR Association Child Rights Commission: The website contains news on national child rights agenda, including topics related to child-friendly justice, and contact for legal counseling. In Turkish.

Child Rights Monitoring Committee: The website of the Turkish Parliament contains international and national legislation on children’s rights. This parliamentary body has been established to monitor and represent child rights concerns within the Parliament, notably through the reception of suggestions, comments or complaints from children on its website. In Turkish and English.

Ankara Child Rights Platform: The website provides information on member NGOs that can facilitate access to justice (including those providing legal counselling). In Turkish. 

Ministry of Family and Social Policies: The website includes a helpline for children providing counselling on services to reach for legal advice, among others.

Ukraine
Child Well-being Fund Ukraine: The website contains information for parents and professionals, on child victims and witnesses of crime, children in contact with the law and children’s rights in general. In Ukrainian and only partly in English.

Regional / International
Nobody's Children Foundation: Based in Poland, the webpage is dedicated to the problem of abused and neglected children in Central and Eastern Europe, contains information on various dimensions of this phenomenon, including child victims and witnesses of crime.  Information on child helplines in the region is also available on the website. Additional information (reports, events, campaigns, etc.) is available for Belarus, Bulgaria, Macedonia, Moldova, Romania and Ukraine.

Website of the Child Rights International Network: This website contains information on children in conflict with the law and a special page on justice for children (http://crin.org/resources/infodetail.asp?id=24828#Child-Friendly%20Justice%20and%20the%20CRC|outline,available in Russian). In English and partly in Russian.

Children in the Union - Rights and Empowerment (CURE): It is a project on children as crime victims in the criminal justice systems of the European Union. This website contains legal documents on child victims and witnesses of crime.

‘Legislative File’: The database of the International Juvenile Justice Observatory (IJJO) includes national legislationon minors, for several countries in the region – Bulgaria, Croatia, Georgia and Romania.To access the documents, a user registration is required (registration is free).

International Juvenile Justice Observatory: The website is part of the campaign “Legal Assistance for Children in Conflict with the Law” that provides (international) resources on access to justice for children in conflict with the law, and pieces of available related legislation per country (all countries of the region except Kosovo).

Council of Europe on Justice for Children: The website contains guidelines and materials on child-friendly justice, including best practices in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Moldova, and Serbia.

European Commission on Child-Friendly Justice

Penal Reform International on Juvenile Justice : The webpage contains information on international standards on juvenile justice and access to justice for children in conflict with the law, including information for Ukraine, Russia, Romania, Armenia and Georgia.

 

 
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