This directory, assembled by the researchers at CRIN, provides a mapping of legal clinics with a specific focus on children’s rights clinics that exist in the European Union. It is meant to, on the one hand, serve as a guideline for children seeking free legal advice in order to claim their rights. On the other hand, this directory will constitute a helpful resource for students, lawyers and activists interested in learning about the functioning of legal clinics and how to set up their own. In the long term, these objectives will help to advance clinical lawyering across Europe.
While the emphasis is on legal clinics throughout the European Union which specialise specifically in children’s rights, we indicate other clinics as well. Where we were unable to identify national children’s rights clinics, we include details for other institutions which might be able to help, for example so-called ‘pro bono clearinghouses’ which are often a good first point of contact for individuals seeking free legal advice.