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Thursday 22nd of October 2020

What we do

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

October 2010 Belgium

The International Juvenile Justice Observatory has participated on the 14th October in Brussels to the Fifth Meeting of the European Forum on the Rights of the Child, where Ms. Viviane Reding, European Commissioner, Mrs. Roberta Angelilli, vice president of the European Parliament and the Belgian Minister for Justice Mr. Stefaan De Clerck of behalf of the Belgian presidency of the European Union, stressed the importance of developing child-friendly justice and improvement of juvenile justice systems in Europe. The IJJO submitted its recommendations to the Commission highlighting the need to respect the rights of minors in conflict with the law.

September 2010 Brazil

Last July, the International Juvenile Justice Observatory (IJJO) and the United Nations Latin American Institute (ILANUD) Section Brazil, have signed a collaboration agreement with the aim of exchanging experiences, information, and carry out joint investigations relating to young offenders in Brazil and Latin America. This agreement marks the beginning of the development and dissemination campaigns and training courses related to the issue of Juvenile Justice and the rights of minors in conflict with the law in the world.

July 2010 Switzerland

In June the 10th Annual Meeting of the Inter-institutional Panel on Juvenile Justice (IPJJ) took place in Sion (Switzerland). This is a coordination panel on technical counselling that was established by the United Nations Economic and Social Council in its centred resolution 1997/30. During this meeting, the members highlighted the importance of developing a common approach on the development of justice adapted to minors in conflict with the law, victims and crime witnesses.

July 2010

On the occasion of the European Year for Combating Poverty and Social Exclusion, the Committee of the Regions has organized, on the 8th of June 2010, the “Forum on local and regional responses to poverty and social exclusion”, where more than 200 organizations have taken part, including the International Juvenile Justice Observatory. The aim of the Forum was to promote the implementation of measures at local and regional levels to ensure the integration of socially, economically and culturally excluded people.

June 2010 Ecuador

Within the Framework of the 2nd year of the Childhood without Bars Project, the Delegation for the Latin American BICE organised the Seminar 'Building restorative juvenile justice process in Latin America' in June. The International Juvenile Justice Observatory (IJJO), through its continental department the Latin American Juvenile Justice Observatory (LJJO), had the pleasure to share socio-professional integration and family participation practices and programmes aimed at the minor offender’s socio-professional reintegration.

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