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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.

IJJO Events and Programmes

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.

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.

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  • Head Office: Rue Armand Campenhout, nº 72 bte 10. 1050. Brussels. Belgium

    Phone: 00 32 262 988 90. Fax: 00 32 262 988 99. oijj@oijj.org

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