CRIN (UK) launches new project on legal status of the child
Date: 7th January 2013
Category: Civil Rights and Freedoms
The Children Rights International Network (CRIN) has launched a new collaborative project which seeks to establish "the legal status of the child" in national law in every country in the world, and has taken this opportunity to update their Legal Assistance Toolkit.
With this information CRIN highlights the ways that national legal systems can be used to combat violations of children's rights, and the ways that children can use the law to assert their own rights.
The focus is on legal remedies as the most direct means of challenging rights violations. Local NGOs and lawyers are the best source for information of this type.
With the launch of this new project, CRIN have taken the opportunity to update their Legal Assistance Toolkit. It is designed to explain the ways that legal assistance can be obtained free of charge for children and children's rights organisations; to review the international standards that underlie children's right to legal assistance, and to clarify the different types of legal assistance that may be appropriate across the various contexts in which children interact with the legal system.