Child-friendly justice

Whether children come into contact with the law as victims, witnesses, offenders or complainants, it is equally important that they are met with a system that understands and respects both their rights and their unique vulnerability.

This guide aims to provide information about the obligation to follow child-friendly justice principles; international, regional, and national standards for doing so; court decisions, studies, research surveys, and position papers on the subject; and other relevant resources.

We hope to add to this guide on a regular basis and would appreciate your help in drawing our attention to additional information on the subject. Please email us with any comments or suggestions.