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Access to Justice for Children: International Challenges and Good Practices

Date: 11th July 2016

Time: 17:00 - 19:00

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

Event Details

Time: 17:30-19:00 Followed by a drinks reception

Venue: The Old Council Chamber,The Law Society of England & Wales, 113 Chancery Lane, London, WC2A 1PL

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?

The Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law organised an evening expert event where professionals and specialists on child related issues and on the law and practice related to child justice shared their experience on the main challenges in this area and discused and commented examples of good practice.

The event was convened by the Bingham Centre and was hosted by the Law Society of England and Wales. It is part of a project funded by the International Bar Association (IBA) through its Access to Justice and Legal Aid Committee.


  • Dr Alison Bisset 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 exploitation
  • Marianne Moore Director of Justice Studio Ltd Alternatives to detention for children in Afghanistan

Reading Material

Speaker biographies


Other readings

Event convened by Dr Julinda Beqiraj, Associate Senior Research Fellow at the Bingham Centre

The event is funded by the International Bar Association with the support of the Law Society of England & Wales and the Bundesrechtsanwaltskammer.

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