4 great videos that explain your rights at court

28 October 2015

Have you ever been involved in the justice system? It can happen for all sorts of reasons. Perhaps you need to go because your parents are getting divorced, or because you’ve witnessed a crime.

It’s natural to feel a bit scared or overwhelmed when you go to court or a hearing, but it doesn’t have to be. Your rights can help make sure that you’re supported while you’re there, and that you understand what’s going on.

The European Agency for Fundamental Human Rights has just released four films that explain why your rights matter in the justice system, and what it means to have them respected. They’ve also designed an infographic that highlights important points from the videos.

Justice and your rights

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This short film explains your rights when you're involved in judicial proceedings— such as going to court.

Your right to be heard

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This film talks about your right to be heard, which applies in the justice system just as much as it does anywhere else.

Your right to legal representation and protection

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This film talks about how you don't have to face the justice system alone, due to your right to special help when you're involved in it.

Your right to information

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This film talks about what your right to information means when you're involved in the justice system. It talks about how you should be told what's happening to you as you move through the system, in a way that you can clearly understand.