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Academic year 2014-2015Value date : 1/10/2014
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DROI2111-1  Juvenile protection

Duration :  30h Th
Number of credits :  
Master in Criminology, Reserach Focus, 1st year3
Master in Law, Professional Focus in Business Law, 1st year6
Master in Criminology, Professional Focus, 1st year3
Master in Law, Professional Focus in Public and Administrative Law, 1st year6
Master in Law, Professional Focus in Private Law, 1st year6
Master in Law, Professional Focus in Interuniversity Mobility, 1st year6
Master in Law, Professional focus in Criminal Law, 1st year6
Master in Law, Professional focus in Criminal Law, 2nd year6
Master in Law, Professional Focus in Labour Law, 1st year6
Lecturer :  Luc Bihain
Language(s) of instruction :  
French language
Course contents :  
The course is wide in scope as it examines the rules applicable to minors in general. It covers the statute of the child being a member of his/her family, the specific statute of the juvenile delinquent, the consequences for the child when his/her parents are getting divorced, the adoption and the consequences of civil liability for the child and its parents as well. A very important part of the course relates to what assistance and measures may be given or taken in order to help the child and his/her family facing difficulties (eg. mistreatment).
For years, the title of this course has been "Protection de la jeunesse". However, it has to be changed because the legislation is now very different than it was in 1965: the children have been granted more rights including during judicial proceedings. Of course the most important aim of the law remains to protect the young's but this area of the law has mutated, increasing the number of legislating authorities and people involved in this field, who are supposed to manage this very specific area of law.
Learning outcomes of the course :  
The goal of the course is to outline the principles of the federal legislation (child protection) and the regional legislation, the influence of international law (especially the case law of the European Court of Human Rights and the Convention on the Rights of the Child).
Prerequisites and co-requisites/ Recommended optional programme components :  
It's a law course. The professor is available for the students who have never had law courses before.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods :  
Mode of delivery (face-to-face ; distance-learning) :  
Oral course and visits to youth protection institutes.

Rehearsal: organisation of the necessary rehearsals by the professor.
Recommended or required readings :  
Syllabus "Protection de la jeunesse", Les éditions de l'Université de Liège
Assessment methods and criteria :  
Written exam in january or oral in june according to the choice of the student. The student who choose the written form in January must contact the "apparitorat" in December. The student must know with precision the essentials of the course and be able to apply it. The use of the texts (not commented) is allowed during the exam.
Work placement(s) :  
Organizational remarks :  
Contacts :  
Professor: Luc BIHAIN,

Items online :  
Recueil de textes
Ce recueil reprend les textes de loi indispensables pour le cours de Droit de la jeunesse.


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