On Friday 20 May 2016, COPE will host its annual conference in Zagreb, Croatia. The title of this year’s conference is: “Children with a parent in conflict with the law: What are their best interests? How can they be met?”
Determining the best interests of children with imprisoned parents is not always straight-forward and further progress is needed in defining best interests standards. The conference will focus on defining children’s best interests when a parent is in conflict with the law, whether imprisoned, arrested or on trial, and ensuring that these interests are met through good practice and the development of child-focused prison schemes. This conference aims to shed light on this theme, helping to clarify what constitutes best practice and how this best practice can be promoted and implemented more widely.
The conference will be co-hosted by the Ombudsman for Children for Croatia and will take place at the Old Town Hall in Zagreb. Speakers will include Judge Renate Winter, vice chairperson of the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child, Margaret Tuite, Child Rights Coordinator at the European Commission, and Valentina Otmačić, President of UNICEF Croatia.
Deadlines for registration:
a. Early bird: until Tuesday 5 April, delegates €65, students, affiliates €50
b. Regular delegate: until Friday 29 April, €75, students, affiliates €60
c. Late registration (all categories): €95 (from 30 April to 6 May).
d. COPE Full members & Applicants: FREE