Legal Assistance Toolkit for Children and Children's Rights Organisations

This toolkit 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. The toolkit, launched by the Child Rights Information Network (CRIN), aims to inspire children and children's rights organisations alike to seek legal assistance where children's rights have been violated, and hopes to draw the attention of lawyers, judges and government officials to the urgent need to expand legal assistance programmes for children and organisations that advocate on their behalf.

Published 2012-06-13