Youth Justice in Western Europe and the Baltic States

http://www.ed.ac.uk/schools-departments/education/research/centres-groups/creid/projects/youthjustics-weurope-balticstates

The European Union has shown continuing concern for children’s rights. These rights are enshrined in the Charter of Fundamental Rights and the Treaty of Lisbon. Article 24 of the Charter addresses the need to prioritise the best interests of the child and the right of children to protection and care.

This project aims to find, identify and apply best practice in work with children at risk of becoming involved in crime in the context of children’s rights. The European Union has shown continuing concern for children’s rights. These rights are enshrined in the Charter of Fundamental Rights and the Treaty of Lisbon. Article 24 of the Charter addresses the need to prioritise the best interests of the child and the right of children to protection and care.

CREID, Centre for Research in Education Inclusion & Diversity, and the Centre for Research on Families and Relationships will work together with partners in the Netherlands, Belgium, Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia to:

  • Promote the exchange of ideas about youth justice in western Europe and the Baltic states of Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia
  • Develop a common understanding of the implementation of the rights and values recognised in the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights
  • Find and implement practical, innovative, inclusive approaches to youth justice

Contact: Kay Tisdall

Funding details: European Union

Research team: Professor Kay Tisdall, Professor Sheila Riddell, Dr Gillean McCluskey

Dates: April 2013 to April 2015

Keywords: Child rights; diversity; crime; inclusion; youth justice; European Union

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