With the voluntary involvement of lawyers of four international legal corporations and under the management and organization of the legal experts of Hintalovon Child Rights Foundation the Centre provides legal assistance and if necessary, representation to children and families in crisis. Children can directly approach the Centre if they need legal help. When parents or other adults seek help in child related issues, the primary consideration of the Centre is always the best interest and the wellbeing of the child.
The Centre also contributes to the better understanding of children’s rights by providing lectures and trainings to professionals, institutions and to the general public.
One of the legal firms, Réczicza Dentons Europe LLP, whose lawyers contribute to the Centre was elected the Pro Bono Legal Firm of 2017 for cooperating with the Foundation. Also, the municipality of Budaörs received the “Child Friendly Municipality” Award from UNICEF for its cooperation with us.
The Chinese press and the various civil organisations also attended the presentations of the conference so it was an especially great honour that the Pro Bono Child Right Centre was awarded a prize for its work.
With financial support from the Criminal Justice Programme of the European Commission DG Justice, KU Leuven, University of Bologna and Hintalovon Child Rights Foundation starts the ChiLLS project. ((JUST-JACC-AG-2017)
The ChiLLS research project will investigate the interpreter-mediated questioning of minors who come into contact with the police or with other legal actors in the context of criminal proceedings.
The aim of the research project is to inform highly vulnerable minors about how/where they can get help if they do not speak the same language as that of the investigation. To reach that aim, the researchers will develop posters, leaflets and other educative materials.
DJ Justice supports and finances the INCLUDE project to enhance the participation and the wellbeing of children at all stages of an international child abduction: from the start of the case until the enforcement and after return. The leading organization of the project is Missing Children Europe and Hintalovon Foundation is in charge of the development of the child participation methodology and child participated researching.