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Wednesday 19th of February 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.

Freedom - IJJO Events and Programmes

February 2012 France Child, Freedom, Rights

Last February, the International Juvenile Justice Observatory had the opportunity to share its views and expertise on the situation faced by children held in detention by taking part in an internal seminar conjointly organized by the Council of Europe and the European Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CPT).

As a matter of fact, both entities decided to pay close attention to children in detention by organizing a seminar at the Council of Europe’s premises on February 23rd, 2012. Representatives of the Children’s Rights Division of the Council of Europe as well as members of the CPT took part in this meeting and cordially invited representatives of the civil society.

November 2011 Germany Child, Freedom

Since the adoption of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), Africa has witnessed unprecedented developments in child law, practice and policy as well as in the field of Juvenile Justice. However there is still much to be done to improve laws, and procedures and their implementation in the justice system in Africa when it deals with children.

This was the overall aim of the Kampala Conference on “Deprivation of Children’s Liberty as a Last Resort”, held in November 2011 and organised by Defence for Children International (DCI) and The African Child Policy Forum (ACPF). The Conference was attended by representatives of the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child, the African Union, UN agencies, the African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child, governments, CSOs, INGOs, and other experts from all over Africa and other parts of the world. The International Juvenile Justice Observatory was invited to take part at this Conference and to make a presentation on “International policies and standards in juvenile justice”

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