|Children's Procedural Rights and Civil Justice||
Civil Law - 9. semester
Commercial Law - 9. semester
Constitutional-Administrative - 9. semester
Criminal Law - 9. semester
International Law - 9. semester
The European Union Law - 9. semester
|Lecturer in charge||Consultations||Location|
|izv. prof. dr. sc. Slađana Aras Kramar||
student hours are agreed upon in advance (email address: firstname.lastname@example.org)
|Trg Republike Hrvatske 3, room 23|
|prof. dr. sc. Alan Uzelac||
Thursdays at 15.00h.
|Trg Republike Hrvatske 3, room 19|
|prof. dr. sc. Aleksandra Maganić||
Wednesdays, 8 a. m.
|Trg Republike Hrvatske 3, room 20|
|prof. dr. sc. Irena Majstorović (Lectures)||
Wednesdays 9-10,30 h
|Trg Republike Hrvatske 3, room 28/II|
|izv. prof. dr. sc. Ivan Šimović (Lectures)||
Thursday from 16.00 pm
with prior notice by e-mail
|Trg Republike Hrvatske 3, room 301/III|
|REQUIRED: Aras Kramar, Slađana; Milas Klarić, Ivana; Main Challenges of Implementing the Procedural Rights of the Child in the Family Justice Systems of Some Southeast European Countries; (rukopis/manuscript)|
|REQUIRED: Aras, Slađana; The Powers of the Appellate Court in the Context of the Effective Protection of a Child's Right to Maintenance, in: Uzelac, Alan and van Rhee, C. H. (eds.), Nobody's Perfect. Comparative Essays on Appeals and other Means of Recourse against Judicial Decisions in Civil Matters; Cambridge/Antwerp/Portland: Intersentia (2014), str. 363-373|
|REQUIRED: Aras, Slađana; Uzdržavanje djece. Sudski alimentacijski postupci u domaćem i poredbenom pravu; Zagreb: Pravni fakultet u Zagrebu (2013), str. 517-527|
|REQUIRED: Aras, Slađana; Preložnjak, Barbara; Intentional Killing of Efficiency by Overzealousness in the Pursuit for Truth: The Example of Croatian Legal Aid System; Institute for Comparative Law in Belgrad: Foreign Legal Life (2012), str. 292-303|
|REQUIRED: Bainham, Andrew; Children - the modern law; Bristol: Family Law (2005)|
|REQUIRED: Boele-Woelki, Katharina et al.; Principles of European Family Law Regarding Parental Responsibilities; Antwerp/Oxford: Intersentia (2007)|
|REQUIRED: Fortin, Jane; Children's rights and the developing law; London: LexisNexis UK (2003)|
|REQUIRED: Hrabar, Dubravka; Family law (chapter 7), in: Josipović, Tatjana (ed.), Introduction to the Law of Croatia; Wolters Kluwer Law and Business (2014), str. 217-243|
|REQUIRED: Hrabar, Dubravka; Guidelines of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe on child friendly justice (2010) - family law aspect, in: Kutsar, Dagmar; Warming, Hanne (eds), Children and non-discrimination; CREAN, University Press of Estonia (2014), str. 77-90|
|REQUIRED: Hrabar, Dubravka; The establishment of a European Court for Rights of the Child as a new contribution to the area of freedom, security and justice; Pravni fakultet u Zagrebu: Zbornik Pravnog fakulteta u Zagrebu (2014), str. 181-198|
|REQUIRED: Invernizzi, Antonella; Williams, Jane; The human rights of children: from visions to implementation; Farnham/Burlington: Ashgate (2012)|
|REQUIRED: Majstorović, Irena; Children's Participation in Family Mediation: an Example of New Challenges for Non-Discrimination, in: Kutsar, Dagmar; Warming, Hanne (eds), Children and non-discrimination; CREAN, University Press of Estonia (2014), str. 91-110|
|REQUIRED: Rešetar, Branka; The Right of the Child to Express Opinion in Divorce Proceedings, in: Osmak-Franjić, Davorka (ed.), Children and Disputed Divorces; Zagreb: Ombudsman for Children (2010), str. 115-130|
|REQUIRED: Rešetar, Branka; Emery, E. Robert; Children's Rights in European Legal Proceedings: Why are Family Practices do Different from Legal Theories?; Family Court Review (2008), str. 65-78|
|REQUIRED: Stalford, Helen; Children and the European Union: rights, welfare and accountability; Oxford/Portland: Hart Publishing (2012)|
|REQUIRED: Uzelac, Alan; The European Court of Human Rights, in: Wijffels, Alain; van Rhee, C. H. (eds.), European Supreme Courts. A Portrait through History; London: Third Millenium Publishing (2013), str. 270-277|
|RECOMMENDED: Beck, Susanne; Kindschaftsrecht; Wien: Manzsche Verlags- und Universitaetsbuchhandlung (2009)|
|RECOMMENDED: Johannsen, Kurt H.; Henrich, Dieter; Familienrecht: Scheidung, Unterhalt, Verfahren; Kommentar; Muenchen: C. H. Beck (2010)|
|RECOMMENDED: Keidel, Theodor; FamFG: Kommentar zum Gesetz ueber das Verfahren in Familiensachen und die Angelegenheiten der freiwilligen Gerichtsbarkeit; Muenchen: C. H. Beck (2009)|
|RECOMMENDED: Rechberger, Walter H.; Kommentar zum Ausserstreitgesetz; Wien, New York: Springer (2006)|
The 1989 Convention on the Rights of the Child and the 1996 European Convention on the Exercise of Children's Rights guarantee the right of a child to be informed, to express his or her views in proceedings and to apply for the appointment of a special representative in judicial and administrative procedures, and impose a duty to the Member States to enable the participation of the child in such procedures, in accordance with the procedural rules of national law.
The course focus is on children who participate in the civil justice system as parties and witnesses to the procedure. The practical implementation of the children's rights to be informed and to be heard in the justice system is a fundamental element of child-friendly justice.
The course sets forth several topical themes of children's procedural rights in civil justice system, inter alia by discussing the following issues: - Civil procedure as a regular method of legal protection. Family matters. Fundamental procedural principles. The right to access to justice and to a fair trial. Judicial activism and party autonomy; Child-friendly justice; Family judges and their roles in a comparative perspective; Social welfare centres and their role in proceedings; Parties. Ability of the parties. Procedural ability. Representation in the court proceedings; International and European instruments on participation of the child in proceedings; Children's participation and enforcement of their rights. The right of the children to be informed about their rights, to be given appropriate ways to access justice and to be consulted and heard in proceedings. Procedural ability of the child. Participation of the child as a witness in proceedings; Representation of the child in a comparative perspective. Children's lawyer. Legal Aid; Application of new technologies and the right of the child to be heard in proceedings; Family dispute resolutions and participation of the child in proceedings.
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