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Briefing on the proposed directive on safeguards for children

March 11, 2016 - LEAP

Briefing to the Rapporteur, Shadow Rapporteurs, Permanent Representations & the Presidency on the proposed directive on safeguards for children suspected or accused in criminal proceedings.

In the context of the ongoing trilogue on the proposed directive on safeguards for children in criminal proceedings (the ‘proposed directive’), the short briefing attached here is intended to reiterate four key positions of the Legal Experts Advisory Panel (LEAP) on this file.

The letter from Mrs Justice Renate Winter, of the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child, with comments on the two of the issues discussed in this briefing, can be accessed here.

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