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Our members

All our members have a specific expertise in juvenile justice and child-friendly justice. 

 

Beside our members, the Network is also supported by the Council of Europe and the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights. We work in close collaboration with these two institutions. 

 

Indeed, The Council of Europe has created various standards and guidelines in the field of child-friendly justice. These standards aim at improving the justice system and adapting it to the specific needs of children. Similarly, the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights works for the implementation of the child-friendly justice principles among Member States of the European Union.

It was therefore a matter of course to collaborate. 

 

 

Discover our members

DCI – Belgium works to promote and defend children's rights, mainly through advocacy and continuing education. DCI-Belgium also monitors legislation, politics: it takes up cases where children's rights are not respected. DCI-Belgium is also active internationally and regularly works on European and global projects. These projects involve research work that allows the identification of current issues and the possibility of undertaking actions adapted to these issues, such as information and awareness raising. DCI-Belgium has a specific expertise in juvenile justice, child-friendly justice, children deprived of their liberty and children on the move.

DEFENCE FOR CHILDREN INTERNATIONAL-BELGIUM

DCI-BELGIUM

 DCI-Netherland promotes children's rights in the Netherlands and abroad. For that, they provide individual legal aid, lead study and research, lobbying and policy influencing, training and education. DCI-NL also works on national and international projects. DCI-NL focuses its work on the most vulnerable children : children who are victims of violence or run the greatest risk of it . They also stand up for children who come into contact with the law, children in detention, children who grow up in poverty. They also stands up for the rights of the children of asylum seekers, unaccompanied minor foreign nationals. 

DEFENCE FOR CHILDREN INTERNATIONAL-NETHERLANDS

DCI-NETHERLAND

 

  DCI-Italy promotes, for and with children, a different world respectful of their rights. The organization works so that children are finally recognized as persons and citizens who are entitled to rights For that, they leads analysis and research, raise awareness and provide trainings. They also have a role of reporter of violations to interrupt abuses and point out responsibilities. Moreover, they has a pro-active role and promotes legal proposals to the government so that policies and laws are geared towards protecting the rights of children. It has a specific expertise in juvenile justice, deprivation of liberty, procedural rights and children on the move. 

DEFENCE FOR CHILDREN INTERNATIONAL-

ITALY

DCI-ITALY

DCI-Greece's mission is to promote and protect the rights of all children. For that, DCI-Greece holds a children’s rights helpdesk which provides legal assistance to migrant children. These helpdesks also serves as a focal point for professionals who are dealing with cases of migrant children and offers trainings to lawyers. Additionally, DCI-Greece monitors the implementation of the existing law. Moreover, they identifies gaps in the current legislation and legal system and plea for the necessary adjustments in law and policy. They has a specific expertise in children on the move, legal aid, juvenile justice and strategic litigation. 

DEFENCE FOR CHILDREN INTERNATIONAL-

GREECE

DCI-GREECE

DCI-France is a network of members concerned about the well-being of children and convinced of the need to respect their rights. It has set up local delegations acting in different territories: institutions, cities, departments, and regions. DCI-France and its local delegations put pressure on the public authorities by calling on them and making concrete legal proposals. DCI-France also reports to the monitoring bodies on the implementation of international conventions. Moreover, they participates in European research and working groups. DCI-France has a specific expertise and act mainly in the field of juvenile justice and unaccompanied foreign minors.

DEFENCE FOR CHILDREN INTERNATIONAL-

FRANCE

DCI-FRANCE

DNI Spain is a non-governmental organization that works since 2012 for the promotion, defense and protection of Human Rights of Children. They carry out several training for officials who work in the child protection system and with families that take care for children without parental care. They also lead research projects working closely with Public Administrations. Moreover, they develop campaigns to protect child rights and improve public policies. Finally, DCI-Spain has a specific expertise in juvenile justice, children participation and alternative care.

DEFENCE FOR CHILDREN INTERNATIONAL-

SPAIN

DCI-SPAIN

DCI-CZ works every day to promote and raise awareness on children rights among the great public but also among the political sphere. It organises national seminars in the Czech Parliament. Moreover, as an advisory institution DCI cooperates with ministries during the preparatory phase of new legislations. They work closely together with the national network of children’s and youth parliaments, to give the opportunity to children and youth to be actor of change for their own future.DCI-CZ has a specific expertise in child participation and juvenile justice. 

DEFENCE FOR CHILDREN INTERNATIONAL-

CZECHIA

DCI-CZECHIA

BRAVE PHONE

BRAVE PHONE

Brave Phone was established in 1997 as a helpline for abused and neglected children. Over the years, Brave phone has become a source of help for all kinds of problems faced by children in their daily lives offering support to children and youngsters, but also to their parents and professionals through diverse community programs.

Brave phone also conducts many international projects, mostly focused on strengthening experts which work with children and families and raising public awareness on child rights problems in society.

The Interdisciplinary Centre of Social Sciences (CICS.NOVA) mission is to undertake high quality and innovative interdisciplinary research for critical thinking in social sciences and policy-making. Accordingly, it is given equal importance to fundamental and applied research from an interdisciplinary perspective, taking into account the complexity of territorial systems and human behavior, the particularity of the functioning of institutions and the relationship with the surrounding spatial and social context.

CICS.NOVA

CICS.NOVA

The CYCJ is dedicated to supporting improvements in youth justice, contributing to better lives for individuals. 

CYCJ’s vision is a Scotland where all individuals and communities are safe and flourish; and where Scottish youth justice practice, policy and research are internationally renowned and respected.The Centre contributes to this by developing, supporting and understanding youth justice practice, policy and research in Scotland, and through seeking and sharing learning internationally.

CENTRE FOR YOUTH & CRIMINAL JUSTICE

CYCJ

  German Children’s Fund has been working for more than 45 years for a child-friendly Germany, promoting children's rights. It initiates and supports measures and projects, which promote the participation of children and young people regardless of their background or residence status. The political advocacy work aims at the full implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child in Germany, particularly in the areas of participation of all children, their best interests in legislative and administrative measures as well as the fight against child poverty. 

DEUTSCHES 

KINDERHILFSWERK

Deutsches Kinderhilfswerk

The Law Institute of Lithuania (LIL) is a public research institute established in 1991 and located in Vilnius, Lithuania. The LIL conducts research in various fields of law as well as provides legal opinions and extended researches upon requests of public institutions in Lithuania (the Ministry of Justice, the Parliament, high-level courts, etc.). In addition, the LIL and its researchers actively participate in national and international research projects. Among other areas, the LIL has extensive experience in conducting applied researches and organising trainings to professionals in the field of children rights and juvenile justice. 

LAW INSTITUTE OF LITHUANIA

Law Institute of Lithuania

The Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Human Rights is a centre of competence for human rights work. Internationally recognised experts combine cutting-edge research with practical human rights work making the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute one of the leading Human Rights institutions in Europe. Our independent research offers facts in decision-making processes and in public debate. Through educational work for school teachers, training of members of the executive forces and the judiciary, through advocacy work for and monitoring of state institutions, our work has a sustainable and tangible effect for all parties concerned.

LUDWIG BOLTZMANN INSTITUTE FOR HUMAN RIGHTS

Ludwig Boltzmann

 Institute

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