APAV is presently a partner in the Children in the Union - Rights and Empowerment (CURE), which is a project run by the Crime Victim Compensation and Support Authority in Sweden and which addresses the specific needs of child victims. The overarching objective of the project is to raise awareness of the problems of the child victim in the criminal justice system and the measures taken in the EU Member States aimed at the child victim.
In 3 and 4 of December the conference Children in the Union - Rights and Empowerment, CURE will be held in Stockholm, Sweden. The goals of the conference mirror the twofold approach of the CURE-project. These are to gain an understanding of the legal position of the child victim in the criminal justice procedure and to present best practices which may facilitate the position of child victims.
At the conference the situation in the Member States will be discussed with a view to come up with conclusions on how to avoid secondary victimisation of child victims. The outcome of the discussions will also serve as a basis for future recommendations directed to the European Commission. The conference is not open to the general public and it is directed primarily to ministries of justice and professionals in the criminal justice system.
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