On 6 June 2018, Hungarian professionals met to discuss how the application of the Barnahus model in Hungary can be integrated with the justice system. PROMISE experts Margret Rögnvalsdottir, an Icelandic prosecutor, Hjörtur Adalsteinsson, an Icelandic judge, were on hand to share the Icelandic experience and principles. Rebecca O’Donnell, child rights specialist from Child Circle, further supported the discussions.
Hungarian judges, prosecutors and representatives of child protection discussed the current national situation and future development. Group discussions explored gaps in the legal system and how the rights of children are upheld in practice through the Barnahus model. The PROMISE publications and tools were presented.
The meeting was organised by Terre des Hommes as part of the PROMISE 2 project.