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FRA Roundtable 2017: Children behind bars? A children rights perspective on justice and imprisonment.

Welcome address and introductory words: Federal Minister Thomas Drozda (Federal Minister for Arts and Culture, Constitution and Media)

The roundtable will focus on child-friendly justice and will tackle the question of how to protect the rights of children deprived of liberty, in connection with the recently published FRA report “Child-friendly justice – perspectives and experiences of children and professionals”. This topic is currently being addressed by the Global Study on the Situation of Imprisoned Children. Gudrun Berger (UNICEF Austria, invited), Monika Pinterits (Children and Youth Advocacy), Astrid Podsiadlowski (EU Agency for Fundamental Rights), Helmut Sax (Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Human Rights, member of the Council of Europe’s Group of Experts on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings) will discuss with Manfred Nowak  (Former Member of the Management Board of the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights and Scientific Director of the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Human Rights) the necessary steps to ensure that the operation of justice and the imprisonment of children are in compliance with children’s rights.

Moderation: Eva Linsinger (Newsmagazine profil, Head Domestic Policies).

Please note that the event will be held in German.

Register at ahead of the event.

Monday, 18. September 2017 - 18:30 to 21:00
Kassensaal of the Federal Chancellery, Hohenstaufengasse 3, 1010 Vienna