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Parliamentary questions
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20 May 2015
Question for written answer E-007996-15
to the Commission
Rule 130
Hugues Bayet (S&D)

 Subject:  A justice system adapted to children
 Answer in writing 

In 2011, the Commission adopted a programme on the rights of the child, in order to ensure respect for these rights in the Member States. The rights of the child are particularly relevant in judicial proceedings. It is estimated that some 2.5 million children every year could be involved in judicial proceedings in the EU.

However, on 5 May 2015, the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights published a report stating that ‘Justice systems need to do more to cater to the needs of these children. Making justice more child-friendly is in the best interests of the child’.

1. What steps has the Commission taken to promote respect for the rights of the child during judicial proceedings?

2. Does the Commission plan to take any further steps to do more to adapt European justice systems to the needs of these children?

Original language of question: FR 
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