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Tuesday 18th of February 2020

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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.

Infancy - IJJO Events and Programmes

October 2012 Argentina Adolescent, Infancy, Rights

From the 15th to the 19th October 2012, the city of San Juan (Argentina), hosted  the V World Congress "Children, Adolescents and Social Change." This international meeting brought together experts from different disciplines in order to discuss  on the situation of children and adolescents in the process of social change, and the effect that familial, institutional and legal environment have on them.

The V World Congress was attended by more than 10,000 participants and gathered specialists from academia, along with representatives of United Nations agencies such as the Special Rapporteur Frank La Rue and the Vice-President of the Committee for the Rights of the Child, Pilar Nores. In addition, Cristina Goñi, Secretary General of the IJJO, had the opportunity to participate as a speaker on the panel "Access to Justice" together with, among others, Gabriel Lerner, National Secretary for Children, Youth and Families Argentina (SENAF) and José Miguel Proboste, representative of the National Youth Service of Chile (SENAME).

October 2012 Cyprus Delinquency, Infancy, Intervention, Juvenile, Prevention
ENOC 16th Annual Conference and General Assembly in Cyprus

In October 10th -12th, the ENOC organized its annual conference entitled “Juvenile Delinquency – Child Friendly Justice, Structures and Processes for Prevention and Intervention” in Nicosia - Cyprus, dealing with current issues within juvenile justice.

The European Network of Ombudspersons for Children (ENOC) is a not-for-profit association of independent children’s rights institutions (ICRIs). Its mandate is to facilitate the promotion and protection of the rights of children, as formulated in the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. By 2012 it had grown to include 41 institutions in 32 countries within the Council of Europe, 22 of which EU countries.

April 2012 Child, Infancy

According to the UNICEF Executive Director, ‘When many of us think of the world’s poorest children, the image that comes readily to mind is that of a child going hungry in a remote rural community in sub-Saharan Africa – as so many are today. Nevertheless, the UNICEF latest report ‘The State of the World’s Children 2012: Children in an Urban World’ shows that millions of children in cities and towns all over the world are also at risk of being left behind’.

The IJJO is highly concerned on the situation of these children, having in mind that increasing numbers of children are growing up in urban areas. Therefore, UNICEF confirms that the most deprived and vulnerable are most often excluded from progress and most difficult to reach. Besides, they require particular attention not only in order to secure their entitlements but also as a matter of ensuring the fulfilment of everyone’s rights.

March 2012 Child, Infancy, Justice, Juvenile, Protection, Rights

As a result of joint collaboration between the IAYFJM, the IJJO and Defence for Children International (DCI), all three members of the Interagency Panel on Juvenile Justice (IPJJ) and as a sign of cooperation and coordination among other organizations member of IPJJ, the IJJO is pleased to present the IAYFJM Bulletin-Chronicle of January 2012.Thus, this Bulletin is established as a forum for those interested in the administration of child protection, in the areas concerning the rights of children and adolescents and in the field of juvenile justice internationally. This time, the IJJO as a member of the Editorial Board of this edition, is pleased to highlight and express its most sincere thanks to the experts in the field of juvenile justice and the rights of Children participating in this edition of the IAYFJM newsletter.

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