In June 2022, the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) issued the report “Children as suspects or accused persons in criminal proceedings — procedural safeguards”. It draws on practitioners’ and children’s experiences of how the Directive (EU) 2016/800is applied in practice. The findings will support authorities and policymakers across the EU in gaining a better understanding of the fundamental rights challenges encountered; and to suggest potential remedies to address these. The report examines different national practices in safeguarding particular rights, such as the right to information, access to lawyer, rights of the children deprived from liberty, and others.
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