Access to justice is crucial for guaranteeing children’s right and protection but legal systems and the social environment often make it difficult for children to obtain redress for rights violations. 

What challenges and barriers exist in different countries across Europe and beyond, and are there effective and sustainable solutions that can be imported in other jurisdictions?


Event Type: Free CPD event

When: 11/07/2016 17:00 - 20:00

Venue: The Law Society, 113 Chancery Lane, London WC2A 1PL

Cost: No charge



17.00 - 17.30        Registration

17.30 - 19.00        Panel discussion

19.00 - 20.00        Drinks reception



Dr Alison Bisset (chair), Associate Professor in International Human Rights Law, University of Reading

Aneeta Williams, War Child UK, ‘Accessing justice for children in humanitarian settings: Learning from DRC and Afghanistan’

Nikhil Roy, Penal Reform International, ‘A Shared Sentence: Children of imprisoned parents in Africa/Uganda’

Ben Estep, Centre For Justice Innovation, ‘Specialized courts and youth justice’

Bharti Patel, ECPAT UK, ’Developments in the UK’s response to Child trafficking and transnational child exploitatio

Marianne Moore, Director of Justice Studio Ltd, ‘Alternatives to detention for children in Afghanistan’


Why attend?

The Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law will host an evening expert event where professionals and specialists on child related issues and on the law and practice related to child justice will share their experience on the main challenges in this area and will discuss and comment examples of good practice.


Who should attend?

This event is aimed at practitioners, lawyers and NGOs working on issues related to access to justice for children.