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IRLRC International Online Conference Children’s Access to and Participation in Justice: Critical Assessment

 

8:30 | INTRODUCTION

  • Mona PARÉ | Professor, University of Ottawa (Canada)

8:40 | PRESENTATION

  • Thierry MOREAU | Professor, Université catholique de Louvain (Belgium)

The Risk of Negative Effects of Children's Participation in Justice

9:20 | PANEL DISCUSSION

PANEL #1 - Comparative Research: Children’s Participation in Judicial Child Protection Proceedings

Moderator: Adeline GOUTTENOIRE | Professor, Université de Bordeaux (France)

  • FRANCE: Caroline SIFFREIN-BLANC | Lecturer, Vice-Dean, Université Aix-Marseille (France)
  • The NETHERLANDS: Mariëlle BRUNING | Professor, Leiden University (The Netherlands)
  • BELGIUM: Coline MOREAU | Ph.D. Candidate, University of Ottawa (Canada)
  • QUÉBEC (Canada): Mona PARÉ | Professor, University of Ottawa (Canada)

10:30 | HEALTH BREAK

10:45 | PRESENTATION

  • Ursula KILKELLY | Professor, University College Cork (Ireland)

Children's Access to Justice: Scrutinizing the Growing International Momentum

11:30 | PANEL DISCUSSIONS

PANEL #2 - Roles of Actors in Justice

Moderator: Thierry MOREAU | Professor, Université catholique de Louvain (Belgium)

  • Marine BRAUN | Consultant in Children's Rights

'And You, Are You Listening to Me?' Transition towards a Communication Adapted to the Child in the Justice System

  • Amira MAAMERI | Ph.D. Candidate, Université de Bordeaux (France) & University of Ottawa (Canada)

The Relationship between the Child and the Judge

  • Kathryn HOLLINGSWORTH | Professor, Newcastle University (UK)

Towards Judgments for Children: A Conceptual Framework and Practical Application

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PANEL #3 - International Justice

Moderator: Mariëlle BRUNING | Professor, Leiden University (The Netherlands)

  • Charlotte MOL | Ph.D. Candidate, Utrecht Centre for European Research into Family Law (The Netherlands)

Achieving Child-Friendly Justice: The Impact of Article 12 CRC on the Case-Law of the ECtHR in Family Law Proceedings

  • Sara L. AUSTIN | Founder & CEO, Children First Canada

The CRC Third Optional Protocol and the Opportunity for Ratification

  • Ursula KILKELLY | Professor, University College Cork (Ireland)
  • Jaap E. DOEK | Professor, Vrije Universiteit (The Netherlands)

 

8:30 | PRESENTATION

  • Nicholas BALA | Professor, Queen's University (Canada)

Children's Access to Justice in Canada

9:10 | PANEL DISCUSSIONS

PANEL #1 - Civil and Criminal Procedures

Moderator: Caroline SIFFREIN-BLANC | Lecturer, Vice-Dean, Université Aix-Marseille (France)

  • Nicholas BALA | Professor, Queen's University (Canada)

Children’s Participation in Family Dispute Resolution in Canada

  • Blandine MALLEVAEY | Lecturer, Université catholique de Lille (France)

Children’s Access to Family Justice in France

  • Philippe BONFILS | Professor, Université Aix-Marseille (France)

Children’s Access to Justice in Criminal Proceedings in France

  • Caterina TEMPESTA | The Office of the Children's Lawyer (Canada)

Legal Representation as a Necessary Element of Children’s Access to and Participation in Family Justice

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PANEL #2 - Institutions with a Role in Justice for Children

Moderator: Mona PARÉ | Professor, University of Ottawa (Canada)

  • Daniella BENDO | Assistant Professor, King's University College at Western (Canada)
  • Christine GOODWIN-DE FARIA | Assistant Professor, Teaching Intensive, Trent University (Canada)

Exploring Participation as a Form of Justice in Child and Youth Serving Institutions in Canada

  • Deborah McMILLAN | Children's Commissioner for Jersey (Jersey)

Children's Access to Justice in Jersey - Role of Actors in Child Friendly Justice

  • Jean-Frédéric HÜBSCH | Ph.D. Candidate, University of Ottawa (Canada)

Students’ Access to Justice in School Discipline in Ontario, Canada: Ensuring Fairness Through More Meaningful Participation

10:10 | HEALTH BREAK

10:25 | PRESENTATION

  • Ton LIEFAARD | Professor, Leiden University (The Netherlands)

Children’s Access to Justice: How to Overcome Critical Barriers and Make Remedies Child-Friendly?

11:10 | PANEL DISCUSSION

PANEL #3 - Special Attention to Groups of Children

Moderator: Coline MOREAU | Ph.D. Candidate, University of Ottawa (Canada)

  • Diane BÉ | Ph.D. Candidate, University of Ottawa (Canada)

Participation of Children Exposed to Domestic Violence in Court Proceedings in Ontario, Canada

  • Fanny JOLICOEUR | Ph.D. Candidate, Université du Québec à Montréal (Canada)

The Voice of Indigenous Children: The Interest of the Child by and for Children

  • Stephanie RAP | Assistant Professor, Leiden University (The Netherlands)

The Rights to Effective Participation of Refugee and Migrant Children: Views of Professionals on Hearing Children in Asylum Procedures

  • Raymond ARTHUR | Professor, Northumbria University (UK)

Access to Justice: Children Detained Under the Mental Health Act 1983

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PANEL #4 - Systemic Barriers

Moderateur : Philippe BONFILS | Professeur, Université Aix-Marseille (France)

  • Kamel KHIARI | Professor, Université Sainte-Anne (Canada)

Children's Access and Participation in Justice Confronted to National Specificities

  • Éléazar Michel NKOUÉ | Lecturer, Université de Yaoundé II - Soa (Cameroon)

Barriers to Access to Justice for Indigenous Children in Cameroon

  • Malika SAHER | Lawyer, Fondation du Dr. Julien & Tatyanna DIEGO (Canada)

Equipping Children to Implement Their Participation Rights in Court Cases

12:10 | CONCLUDING PRESENTATION

  • Adeline GOUTTENOIRE | Professor, Université de Bordeaux (France)

CONFERENCE ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

  • Philippe BONFILS | Université Aix-Marseille
  • Mariëlle BRUNING | Leiden University
  • Adeline GOUTTENOIRE | Université de Bordeaux
  • Thierry MOREAU | Université catholique de Louvain.
  • Mona PARÉ | Université d’Ottawa
  • Caroline SIFFREIN-BLANC | Université Aix-Marseille

SPONSORS

The IRLRC wishes to thank the following sponsors for their generous support (by alphabetical order):

Date and time

Thursdays, May 20 and 27, 2021

8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (Eastern Daylight Time)

Location

ONLINE | ZOOM Webinar

Language

English

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