The Council of Europe, through the European Committee on Legal Co-operation (CDCJ), held a regional conference in Tallinn, Estonia 19-20 February, 2015 on child evidence within the framework of a child-friendly justice system in the Baltic Sea region.
The meeting was organised in co-operation with the Ministries of Justice and Social Affairs of Estonia and in collaboration with the Council of Baltic Sea States (CBSS) as a supporting partner. It aimed to discuss initiatives and best practices in the region on the gathering, taking and testing of evidence from children in legal proceedings (criminal, civil and administrative) with an aim to facilitating their transposition from one legal system to another.
The results of a comparative study were presented. This event gave participants the opportunity learn about how good practices on handling, protecting and testing children’s evidence have been put in place in the Baltic Sea Region, how they function, and the critical factors that have contributed to their success.
During the discussions, participants were invited to reflect on how certain practices presented could be integrated into their own legal systems and the different activities that can contribute to their implementation.
Find out more on the website of the Council of Europe.