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Wednesday 19th 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.

Law - IJJO Events and Programmes

September 2012 Adolescent, Child, Cooperation to development, Law

The IIN is the specialized organization of the OAS in the field of childhood and adolescence. It assists OAS states in developing public policies and contributes to their design and implementation from the perspective of the promotion, protection and respect of rights of children and adolescents in the region.
As a result of their good relationship in recent years, as well as the mutual lines of action and priorities in the field of improving the situation of Latin-American children in situation of social exclusion and in conflict with law, this July, the Inter-American Children´s Institute (IIN) and the International Juvenile Justice Observatory decided to formalize their relationship. Thus, they established common points of development activities focused on the professional training in juvenile justice, the investigation of the phenomenon of juvenile delinquency and the regional legislative framework, among others. The cooperation agreement between the two entities was signed by their legal representatives, María de los Dolores Aguilar Marmolejo (Director General of the Inter-American Children's Institute) and Cristina Goñi (Secretary General of the IJJO).

September 2012 Bosnia and Herzegovina Delinquency, Juvenile, Law

On September 12th and 13th 2012, more than 50 national representatives from ministries, agencies and NGO’s, among them the IJJO participated on the two-day seminar organized by The Ministry of Interior of the Republic of Srpska and supported by the Directorate-General Enlargement of the European Commission throught its Technical Assistance and Information Exchange instrument (TAIEX).

The main purpose of this event was familiarizing the representatives of police agencies and prosecutor’s offices in the Republic of Srpska with the current EU rules concerning juvenile delinquency, juvenile prevention as well as intervention programs. During the opening of the seminar, Mr. Gojko Vasic - RS Police Director stated that there are encouraging results in the reduction of juvenile delinquency thanks to several prevention programs in cooperation with other social actors. Thus, the principal benefit of this event was taking the best European practice, fostering good cooperation and reaching quality results in police and interior affairs. In conclusion of this event, the IJJO is pleased to share the following words of the Ministry of Interior of Republic of Srpska to the IJJO users and collaborators.

May 2012 Spain Law, Minors, Penal

On the May 10th of 2012, the International Juvenile Justice Observatory (IJJO) participated in the Meeting on Juvenile Criminal Law, organized by the Bar association of Legal Advisers of the Cadiz province in collaboration with the Town Council of Chiclana. This is a day of training for nearly 200 professionals in the field of legal assistance to juvenile offenders, including a large number of lawyers, judges and magistrates.

During the conference, professionals had the opportunity to know about the daily work of the International Juvenile Justice Observatory that presented its work which promotes Juvenile Justice both at international and European level. Specifically, it detailed the activities carried out by the Councils of Juvenile Justice which are created by the Observatory in each region worldwide. The Councils are think-tanks that bring together experts and professionals in the field of juvenile justice to address issues related to the rights of minors in conflict with the law. Besides, it presented the results of the work of the European Council of Juvenile Justice through the OIJJ Green Papers on child-friendly justice.

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