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Wednesday 21st of October 2020

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Monday, 12 October 2020
Juvenile Justice in the world

The Committee on the Rights of the Child is currently drafting a general comment on children’s rights in relation to the digital environment. In March 2019, the Committee invited all interested parties to comment on the concept note of the general comment. Submissions on the concept note can be found here.

Thursday, 11 June 2020
Juvenile Justice in the world

The ‘Child-Friendly JT’ project has produced six leaflets – three for children, and a further three aimed at their parents or legal guardians – with information on the rights of children who are suspected or accused in criminal proceedings in the EU. The project is co-funded by the Justice Programme of the European Union.

Wednesday, 20 March 2019
Juvenile Justice in the world

Violence and bullying in schools, including physical, psychological and sexual harassment, is a global issue which negatively impacts both students’ learning, and their mental and emotional health. UNESCO has recently published two reports which focus on SOGIE (Sexual Orientation and Gender Expression or Identity) based school violence and bullying, in Asia and in Europe. 

Wednesday, 20 March 2019
Juvenile Justice in the world

On 25 and 26 June 2018, the European Commission held a conference on child-friendly justice and integrated child protection systems, with a special focus on the results and outputs of the EU projects carried out in these areas. The conference had two objectives: to showcase examples of good practice to inspire others, and to take stock of what has been done since 2011/2012 with EU funds under the Rights, Equality and Citizenship Programme (REC), in order to help inform future policy and practice. 

Monday, 04 March 2019
Juvenile Justice in the world

The European Commission network RAN (Radicalisation Awareness Network) brings together frontline or grassroots practitioners from around Europe to share experiences and knowledge, as well as providing a global platform to pool expertise in order to tackle radicalisation.

Thursday, 17 January 2019
Justicia Juvenil en el mundo

The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ) announced on the 15th January the release of the ‘Enhanced Juvenile Justice Guidelines’, the most recent update documenting the improvement of court practices in juvenile justice cases in the US.

Thursday, 17 January 2019
Juvenile Justice in the world

On the 16th January, in the face of the Argentinian government´s project to establish new legislation on youth justice which proposes to lower the age of criminal responsibility from 16 years to 15, Unicef published a document entitled  ‘Ideas para contribuir al debate sobre la Ley de Justicia Penal Juvenil’ (Ideas contributing to the debate about the Juvenile Justice Law).

Friday, 05 October 2018
Juvenile Justice in the world

South Sudan’s Ambassadors Kureng Garang and Agnes Oswaha formalised the country’s accession to the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the involvement of children in armed conflict (OPAC), during a ceremony that took place on the margins of the 73rd General Assembly debates at the UN headquarters in New York on September 27th. This makes South Sudan the 168th country to agree to the OPAC.

Tuesday, 14 August 2018
Juvenile Justice in the world

The UK Ministry of Justice has published a report written by Professor Rosie Meek of the University of London that highlights the positive impacts of sport, exercise and healthy living on young offenders imprisoned in the country. 

Friday, 10 August 2018
Juvenile Justice in the world

A new report from the Victorian Auditor-General’s Office has been published, entitled 'Managing Rehabilitation Services in Youth Detention', examining the implementation of juvenile justice and socio-educational standards within the detention context in the Australian state of Victoria. The document, produced following assessment from January to June 2017, sheds light on the shortcomings of the system and sets out steps to ensure fair access to education and other rehabilitation opportunities for all young offenders.



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