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This glossary has been developed for the sole purpose of facilitating the use of the results of this study. It provides definitions and examples of the use of the terms relating to the information and data presented on the site concerning children in judicial proceedings. It does not include definitions of legal terms which may vary between Member States and legal commentators.


National Contextual Overviews

Documents that describe the situation as at 1 June 2012 with regard to children's involvement in judicial proceedings in a specific Member State. The contextual overviews for all Member State can be downloaded here: European Union Open Data Portal


The expression written above the line in a common fraction to indicate the number of parts of the whole. For example, in CRIM009.1 Children arrested during a 12 month period per 100,000 child population the numerator is ‘Children arrested during a 12 month period’.