The project applicant is ICJ-EI. The national partners are Greek Council for Refugees (GCR) (EL), aditus foundation (MT), Fundacion Raices (ES), Bundesfachverband Unbegleitete Minderjährige Flüchtlinge e.V. (B-UMF) (DE), Legal Clinic for Immigrant and Refugees (LCIR) (BG), Immigrant Council of Ireland (ICI) (IR), Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna (SSSA) and Association for Legal Studies on Immigration (ASGI) (IT). Assistance will be provided by Child Rights Connect, the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) and the AIRE Centre as associate partners. ICJ-EI will manage the activities and ensure the overall project coordination.
IT, ES, MT, EL, BG, IR and DE
1. To ensure that migrant children have, in each of the target countries, access to a pool of lawyers that can effectively represent them and make their views heard both nationally and internationally.
2. To create a pool of European lawyers with the capacity to effectively engage with international human rights protection mechanisms for children’s rights and be agents of change both in their own countries and at EU level.
3. To ensure that lawyers across the EU have easy access to information on how to protect the rights of migrant children, nationally and internationally.
Five training modules covering six languages for legal practitioners on migrant children’s rights and legal representation of migrant children
- Seven national trainings of 20 lawyers per training in seven countries on the basis of the training modules
- One European strategic litigation retreat on international human rights mechanisms for migrant children’s rights for 21 selected lawyers
- Continuing assistance and mentoring of 140 trained lawyers
1. increased knowledge and understanding of at least 140 lawyers in 7 countries on: the international human rights and EU law guarantees on children’s rights, international human rights mechanisms for their protection, and their capacity to communicate effectively with migrant children to ensure that their views are taken into account;
2. a pool of at least 21 lawyers (3 per country) trained in strategic litigation before international human rights judicial and non-judicial mechanisms to defend children’s rights is created;
4. tested and adaptable online training modules and learning tools are disseminated, available to and have reached at least 3,000 lawyers across the whole EU to support them in defending migrant children’s rights.
“Co-funded by the Rights, Equality and Citizenship (REC) Programme of the European Union”
"This publication has been produced with the financial support of the Rights, Equality and Citizenship (REC) Programme of the European Union. The contents of this publication are the sole responsibility of the Greek Council of Refugees and can in no way be taken to reflect the views of the European Commission."