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The International Juvenile Justice Observatory (IJJO) constitutes a permanent international virtual space that serves as a point of encounter for the work and reflection of professionals, administrations and organizations involved in the field of juvenile justice. In different countries it enhances global, national and local analyses of the phenomenon, analysing the different ways in which young people come into conflict with the law, examining not only the aspects that these manifestations have in common, but also the way in which the causes of the phenomenon differ.

The organization of events, seminars, workshops, courses and the participation in international and European programmes allow the dissemination of relevant information, experience, works and materials that have been produced as a result of initiatives taken by the Observatory, or by individuals or bodies working independently of it.

2010 - IJJO Events and Programmes

December 2010

The International Juvenile Justice Observatory (IJJO) participated actively, through the presentation of international standards and rules in the field of Juvenile Justice, within the framework of the Fundamental Right Conference (FRC), organized by the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) in collaboration with the Belgian Presidency of the European Union, which took place in the city of Brussels last month during December 2010. Thus the IJJO helped by means of its contribution focused on juvenile justice systems in Europe: the current situation, tendencies and applicable models for good practices, and as an expert and specialist in the situation of minors in conflict with the law in Europe. During this conference special emphasis was put on the development of strategies and challenges in order to specifically protect vulnerable children and provide a justice system which is favorable to the child in the European Union. In this context, the FRA examined practical implementation, protection and promotion of fundamental rights for the child, in line with the fundamental regulatory principles of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.

November 2010

With a wide International appeal, representatives of United Nations, EU institutions, national and regional local authorities, university experts and NGO’ s, on the 9th and 10th November 2010 took place the Fourth IJJO International Conference, in Rome (Italy) under the title 'Building Integrated Juvenile Justice systems: Approaches and methodologies regarding mental disorders and drug misuse'.

November 2010

The Ceremony of the "Juvenile Justice without Borders" International Award took place on the 9th of November 2010 at the Auditorium del Massimo in Rome, during the Fourth IJJO International Conference "Building Integrated Juvenile Justice systems: Approaches and methodologies regarding mental disorders and drug misuse".

November 2010

Within the framework of activities carried out by the IJJO in the context of the European Year for combating poverty. The International Juvenile Justice Observatory participated on September 24 at “Lying the Foundations for a fairer Europe: Ensuring an adequate Minimum income for all”, organized by the Belgian Presidency of the EU, within the program of activities planned to mark the European Year for combating poverty, with the objectives of ensuring a living wage and decent housing and assuring a future for all children.

November 2010

The Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe has adopted the Guidelines on child-friendly justice, right before the Universal Children's Day, November 20. This text aims to assist the Council's 47 Member countries when adapting their justice systems to the specific needs of children, in order to facilitate the access of minors to civil, administrative or criminal justice. According to the Guidelines, children must be familiar with the court functioning and be informed of court proceedings as well as agents involved in it, to the extent that the child can understand. Moreover, to facilitate the social reintegration of minors, criminal records should not be disclosed when they get the majority. Furthermore, a child should not be deprived of being heard, simply because of its age.

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