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Legal and social/educational programs for minors in conflict with the law

Sylvie Marguerat
IJJO. First International Conference on Juvenile Justice. Salamanca 2004.


Paper submitted in the First International Conference of Juvenile Justice "Juvenile Justice and the Prevention of Juvenile Delinquency in a Globalized World". Salamanca 2004.

In the spirit of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (1989), and particularly in reference to Articles 37 and 40 (texts overleaf), the Foundation Terre des Hommes, in 1996, initiated an enquiry, through a specific questionnaire on juvenile justice and the conditions in which juveniles are detained, in 30 countries where the Foundation operates. The survey was carried out through local delegates on the ground, free to draw on the national resources required, partner associations and on individual, university and operational knowledge.
The headquarters of the Foundation has proposed, since 1997, to the same delegates, the initiation of programs with the aim of putting these recommendations into practice, above all concerning respect for the rights of the child in criminal proceedings, from the first contact with the police to release at the end of a possible period of detention after judgement it being understood that the final aim is insertion or reinsertion of the minor into the community. This document must be considered complementary to and inseparable from the summary of the section "Children in the street" of Terre des Hommes.



Year Language

2004 English, French

Category Type

Grey Literature Paper


Conflict, Education, Legislation, Minors, Social


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