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Conference in Sarajevo on Children’s Access to Justice

Organised in collaboration with the Bosnia and Herzegovina State Ministry of Justice, UNICEF’s Europe and Central Asia Regional Office and UNICEF’s Bosnia and Herzegovina Country Office, the conference took place from 25-27 February 2020, in Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina).

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The goal of the conference was to take stock of what has been achieved over the past years in terms of justice for children reforms, to share good practices with a focus on victims and witnesses of crime and to urge for a greater focus on equitable access to justice.

The three-day event brought together around 160 participants consisting of government officials, academia and NGOs. The intention was to strengthen the partnerships between these critical sectors and their interface on justice for children and access to justice matters.

Professor Ton Liefaard presented during the conference as part of the keynote panel. He highlighted that access to justice for children is an emerging area and can provide a new impetus for the protection of children’s rights.

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