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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.

Human Rights - IJJO Events and Programmes

September 2012 Bangladesh Child, Human Rights, Minors, Protection, Work

On September 18th-19th, The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) organized a two day-long seminar in cooperation with UNDP, DANIDA, SIDA and SDC in Bangladesh dealing with the topic “Child Protection, Compliance of CRC and Child Labour”.

At the inauguration of the seminar the Foreign Minister Dr. Dipu Moni, the guest of honour, said that “The UPR process is a global exercise and a new concept for Bangladesh”. She also stressed that Bangladesh has made good progress towards achieving the commitments made in 2009 at the Geneva Conference. The special guest Mr. Neal Walker, the United Nations Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representation in Bangladesh, added that even thought there is still much work to be done to implement the recommendations, Bangladesh has accepted 35 of 42 received recommendations to improve protection and promotion of human rights. 

April 2012 Austria Human Rights, Rights

The International Juvenile Justice Observatory (IJJO), together with some 180 civil society organisations and 25 representatives of National Human Rights Institutions, took part in the Fundamental Rights Platform (FRP) of the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA), on the 19th and 20th of April 19 in Vienna.

Recognizing the importance of networking and dialogue opportunities that the Platform offers, OIJJ works closely with the FRA to include juvenile justice issues in the European agenda and participates actively in the activities of the FRP. This year's meeting focused on the victims' rights, the phenomena of under-reporting and multiple discrimination experienced by the victims. 

March 2012 Switzerland Human Rights, Street child, Work

‘Investing in children in street situations is essential to building a society that respects human dignity, because every child counts’, it is stated by the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) during the Nineteenth Session of The Human Rights Council. The IJJO welcomes the OHCHR latest report, supporting the action to analyze the circumstances of children working and/or living on the streets. Indeed, it is showed that ‘the actual number of children who depend on the streets for their survival and development is not well determined and fluctuates according to socio-economic, political and cultural conditions’. This report reviews the causes that lead children to the street and the challenges they face in their everyday lives. Moreover, it recognises that before reaching the streets, children will have experienced multiple deprivations and violations of their rights.

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