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Online workshop : "Individual assessment of children in criminal proceedings: in search for best practice"

February 3rd 2021  / Time : 10.00 – 16.55 CEST


IA CHILD online workshop “Individual assessment of children in criminal proceedings: in search for best practice” 


The team of the EU co-funded project IA-Child “Procedural Safeguards for Accused or Suspected Children: Improving the Implementation of the Right to Individual Assessment” wishes to bring more clarity to individual assessment issues in the professional community by conducting this online workshop.

The event will focus on the good practices of individual assessment in the Netherlands as well as topics related to the cooperation of experts doing and using the individual assessment of suspected or accused children in criminal procedure.

This workshop will include expert presentations regarding national experiences and initiatives implementing individual assessment, the presentations will be followed by interactive coffee breaks and a final discussion.

Hosted on the Child Protection Hub platform.

Free online Conference : Legal Aid for Children in Criminal Proceedings

11th February 2021  / Time : 9.45 – 17.00  CET


LA CHILD online Conference “Legal Aid for Children in criminal proceedings: child-friendly legal aid in focus” 



Click here to watch all the webinar recordings



On February 11th, we invited academics and practitioners of criminal justice, child rights and legal aids to attend the conference “Legal Aid for Children in Criminal Proceedings: child-friendly legal aid in focus”. The main objective of this conference was to provide an overview of the access to legal aid in the EU and in different national contexts as well as sharing recommendations and best practices regarding this crucial topic.


The online conference was organised by the Law Institute of the Lithuanian Centre for Social Sciences together with the LA child project partners from (DCI-Belgium and the Centre for Integrated Legal Services and Practices (CILSP) Albania). We were delighted to gather almost 200 participants from all over the world, including representatives of the European Commission, European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA), the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC).


Presentations were delivered by several prominent experts, law professionals, practitioners specialising in the field of legal assistance for minors, members of the academic community and representatives of key international organizations and institutions, such as the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child, European Commission, the European Criminal Bar Association, the UNODC, the Prosecutor General’s Office of the Republic of Lithuania and many others.


It was thrilling to see that an online international conference covering the issues of quality legal aid for minors attracted not only a group of brilliant speakers but also an interested large audience of participants.


Click here to read the Agenda

Covid 19, technology and legal aid ILAG Webinar

2nd December 2020 8pm UK time


Online – Register here 


Covid 19, technology and legal aid ILAG Webinar

8-8.10pm UK   ILAG Chair Alan Paterson welcomes the audience and hands  over to Rebecca Sandefur ( ASU, ABF, Editor Law and Society review ) as Moderator to introduce Roger Smith, the keynote speaker.

8.10-8.25    Roger Smith presents (pre-recorded) paper  which has been  made previously available on the ILAG website.

8.25-8.55    A range of panellists will discuss the paper for 7 minutes each –  Ms Anika Holterhof ( UNODC ), Diogo Esteves ( Brazil, Public Defenders Office ), John Boersig ( CEO, ACT Legal Aid ).

8.55- 9.45   Discussion by panellists and audience members conducted by Moderator.

10.00pm  Wrap up from Alan Paterson. Link to June 2021 ILAG  conference  and lead up to conference.

LA-Child's Kick-off meeting

March 2020




Kick-off meeting in Vilnius at the Lithunia Institute of Law in presence of the partners.

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