Procedural safeguards of accused or suspected children: improving the implementation of the right to individual assessment (IA-CHILD)
The Lithuanian Law Institute, as the main project coordinator, together with partners from Croatia, Greece, Cyprus, Belgium and Lithuanian, is implementing the project „Procedural safeguards of accused or suspected children: improving the implementation of the right to individual assessment“ funded by European Commission.
The project aims at exploring the legal regulation and practice regarding the individual assessment (IA) of suspected or accused children in criminal procedure of 4 EU countries and directly addressing the implementation of the Article 7 of the Directive (EU) 2016/800. The proper implementation of the Directive could be achieved only after a thorough examination of the current situation in Member States by bringing together the experiences of the 4 partner countries, identifying best practice and major challenges.
At the end of the project the knowledge on different models of IA in the EU countries will be increased and partners will be able to propose to the national legislators and European Commission justified ways of improving the implementation of the Directive 2016/800.
Moreover, the e-training of the practitioners doing the individual assessment and using will raise the awareness of the professionals, also policy makers and academics, on the importance and value of the IA, principles, models and process of it.
The project is funded by the European Commission, its duration is 2019.01 – 2020.12. Project partners: Faculty of Education and Rehabilitation Sciences of University of Zagreb, The Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, “Hope for Children” CRC Policy Center, International Association of Youth and Family Judges and Magistrates and Institution of the Ombudsman for Children Rights of the Republic of Lithuania.