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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.

Street child - IJJO Events and Programmes

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.

  • International Juvenile Justice Observatory (IJJO). Belgian Public Utility Foundation

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  • Head Office: Rue Mercelis, nº 50. 1050. Brussels. Belgium

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

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