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Conference: The Protection of Vulnerable Adults in Europe - the Way Forward

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Due to the priorities defined for the Portuguese Presidency of the Council of the European Union, the Ministry of Justice, with the support of the European Commission and the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA), will hold on March 30, in a format virtual, a High Level Conference with the theme "The Protection of Vulnerable Adults in Europe - the Way Forward".

People with disabilities or weaknesses in your personal abilities and victims of hate crimes or gender violence are among those adults who may face specific challenges in the exercise of their rights, in the defense of their interests and in access to justice in civil and criminal cases.

The Conference offers an opportunity to reflect on the current situation and to anticipate the necessary measures to ensure that all European citizens can enjoy their fundamental rights, including, in practice, equal access to justice.

The APAV President, João Lázaro, will participate in the painel “Challenges in the protection of vulnerable victims and in promoting in criminal process - building bridges through the Victims Strategics”. 

The Conference program is available online.

Registration through the link: https://participants.ppue2021.pt