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Monday, 29 August 2016
Juvenile Justice in the world

The UN Special Rapporteur on Torture Juan E. Méndez urged Brazilian legislators not to proceed with a constitutional amendment that would lower the age of criminal responsibility from 18 to 16 years of age when these adolescents are accused of ‘heinous crimes’, such as murder. 

Friday, 19 August 2016
Juvenile Justice in the world

Pressure is mounting on the state of Queensland to change laws allowing 17 year old offenders to be kept in adult correctional facilities. Currently, Queensland is the only Australian state that holds 17 year olds in adult prisons. It is estimated that 40-50 17 year olds are currently imprisoned in such facilities. This reform proposal is supported by the state’s law bodies, as well the Human Rights Commission and the United Nations.

Friday, 12 August 2016
Juvenile Justice in the world

Despite being a member of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, on the 18th July Iran executed a teenager by hanging for the rape of another boy. This execution shows yet again Iran's disregard for the international standards of the United Nations. Amnesty International, which regularly carries out research on juveniles in death row in Iran, denounced the execution on its website.

Wednesday, 03 August 2016
Juvenile Justice in the world

The World Health Organization and partners launched on July 12 seven interlinked strategies to reduce violence against children. The approaches have all been tested and all have shown concrete results. By bringing them together, WHO hopes to dramatically reduce instances of violence against children.

Thursday, 21 July 2016
Juvenile Justice in the world

In June, the Council of the European Union released its ‘Annual report on human rights and democracy in the world in 2015’ highlighting key challenges being faced at both the European and global levels. The report provides explanations of the EU’s approaches to conflicts, human rights issues and challenges to democracy through its external policies and international cooperation in development among other sectors. With regards to children, this report focuses on the issues of violence against children and children in armed conflict.

Tuesday, 05 July 2016
Juvenile Justice in the world

On the 28th of June, European children’s rights defenders adopted a joint declaration in Paris after the meeting entitled, ‘Children, Europe, Emergency. Protection and future of migrant children: A challenge for Europe’, organised by the French Defender of Rights, Jacques Toubon. The event took place on the premises of UNESCO in cooperation with the Council of Europe and ENOC (the European Network of Ombudspersons of Children). The meeting allowed ombudspersons, mediators, and children’s rights defenders to paint a clearer picture of the current migration crisis in Europe and to create a forum of ideas to consider the best practices for the reception and the protection of migrant children.

Monday, 04 July 2016
Juvenile Justice in the world

On the 16th of June, the Day of the African Child, the International Catholic Child Bureau (known as BICE by its French acronym) and fellow organizations in Africa joined forces and launched an appeal to African states, the Peace and Security Commission of the African Union, the African Committee of Experts on the Rights and the Wellbeing of Children (ACERWC), humanitarian organizations and the international community, to take all the necessary measures in order to guarantee the protection and the safeguarding of the rights of children affected by the scourge of war. 

Wednesday, 15 June 2016
Juvenile Justice in the world

Delivering on its European Agenda on Security, on the 14th of June the European Commission published a number of initiatives set out to support Member States and actors at local, regional and national level in their efforts across several policy areas, from promoting inclusive education and common values, to tackling extremist propaganda online and radicalisation in prisons.

Thursday, 02 June 2016
Juvenile Justice in the world

Following three years of negotiations, the Government of Colombia and rebels from the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) have reached an agreement allowing for the release of all children aged under 15 years recruited by the guerilla movement. The agreement includes a commitment from the FARC to draw up an action plan for the gradual demobilisation of all recruits under the age of 18.

Thursday, 12 May 2016
Juvenile Justice in the world

The Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on procedural safeguards for children who are suspects or accused persons in criminal proceedings was officially adopted by the European Council on the 21st of April, 2016, following an approval by the European Parliament in December 2015. The document provides for the implementation of a number of procedural safeguards in EU Member States for children (i.e. individuals under the age of 18) who are suspected or accused of having committed a criminal offence. 

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