#InPictures: Children’s Rights Alliance launches access to justice initiative
Leading experts in children’s rights attended the launch of a new access to justice initiative by the Children’s Rights Alliance (CRA) on Monday.
The Chief Justice of Ireland, Mr Justice Frank Clarke, joined Professor Geoffrey Shannon, special rapporteur on child protection, at the event in the Four Courts.
The new initiative aims to make children and families aware of their rights through easily-accessible, free legal information and advice on what legal remedies are available when their rights are breached.
As well as the CRA’s existing legal information hotline, legal advice outreach clinics will be rolled-out nationwide in partnership with Community Law & Mediation.
The clinics will encompass both general clinics and specialist clinics focusing on areas such as disability and children in care, providing one-to-one advice for those who need it.