Regional Conference on Children’s Access to Justice
This report summarizes a 3-day Children’s Access to Justice regional conference, attended by over 150 government, academic, civil society, young people and representatives of international organizations and the Committee on the Rights of the Child. The conference focused on the countries in Europe and Central Asia and was convened in Sarajevo by the Ministry of Justice of Bosnia and Herzegovina and was supported by UNICEF, the EU, and the Governments of Switzerland, Sweden and Norway. The conference took place at the end of February 2020 just as COVID-19 was spreading across the region. This report is now being disseminated with the pandemic clearly in view, and impacting on all aspects of daily life, including children’s access to justice.