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Tuesday, 05 April 2016
Juvenile Justice in the world

On the 8th of March 2016, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) launched the Global Programme to Accelerate Action to End Child Marriage. This new global initiative aims to speed up efforts to eliminate the detrimental practice of child marriage, with a special focus on the dozen Middle Eastern, African and Asian countries with the highest rates of girls wedded before the age of 18.

Tuesday, 05 April 2016
Juvenile Justice in the world
Sudan

On Sunday the 27th of March 2016, The United Nations and the Sudanese government signed an Action Plan to prevent children from being recruited into the country’s armed forces. Both the Sudanese State Minister of Social Welfare, who signed on behalf of his country, and several UN representatives pledged their commitment to the Plan, which strives for the release of youth currently serving in the nation’s security forces and the prevention of future conscription of children. The Sudanese government has promised to cooperate with the UN and appoint members to ensure the proper implementation of the action plan.

Thursday, 31 March 2016
Juvenile Justice in the world
Iran

In his latest report, published in March, the UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran, Mr. Ahmed Shaheed, expresses his profound concern with several aspects of the country’s legal framework that undermine national and international principles to better ensure fair trial standards. Protection for juvenile offenders constitutes one of the most pressing issues highlighted by the document.

Friday, 18 March 2016
Juvenile Justice in the world

The recently published report 'Best practices and key challenges on interagency cooperation to safeguard unaccompanied children from going missing' offers findings that stem from an in-depth study on the issue of unaccompanied children in Europe. It has been developed in the framework of the project 'Safeguarding Unaccompanied Migrant Minors from going Missing by Identifying Best Practices and Training Actors on Interagency Cooperation (SUMMIT)', co-funded by the European Union.

Friday, 26 February 2016
Juvenile Justice in the world

Child Rights International Network (CRIN) has recently published its first global report on access to justice for children. With this comprehensive study, CRIN aims to draw attention to the fact that access to justice for children is a vital human right, which is nevertheless all too often forgotten or ignored in practice. At the end of the report, scores for practically all existing countries are included in a ranking based on their respective efforts to guarantee effective judicial means to protect children’s rights.

Friday, 19 February 2016
Juvenile Justice in the world

On the 8th of February 2016, Unicef United Kingdom released a new report on child soldiers, entitled 'Ending the recruitment and use of children in armed conflict'. In this report, the children’s rights organization expresses its concern on the continued recruitment and use of children in armed conflicts, and puts forward a set of policy recommendations to follow in order to tackle this serious exploitation more efficiently.

Friday, 12 February 2016
Juvenile Justice in the world

On Tuesday 2nd of February, the fifth United Nations Economic and Social (ECOSOC) Youth Forum closed at the UN headquarters in New York after two days of brainstorming sessions, and interactive panels and discussions with representatives of Member States and young leaders. This year, the forum focused on the role of young people in implementing, communicating and achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development that all UN Members States adopted last September.

Wednesday, 10 February 2016
Juvenile Justice in the world
United States

On Tuesday 25th of January, the Washington Post released an op-ed by Barack Obama in which the President of the United States declared that “we must rethink solitary confinement.” In the op-ed, President Obama highlighted that, according to research, solitary confinement “has the potential to lead to devastating, lasting psychological consequences”. He announced that he was determined to ban solitary confinement for juvenile offenders detained in federal facilities, adding that it was “increasingly overused” in the United States, with some “heartbreaking results”.

Friday, 29 January 2016
Juvenile Justice in the world

In November 2015, United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the DR Congo (MONUSCO) published its second report on children associated with armed groups, entitled “Invisible Survivors: Girls in Armed Groups in the Democratic Republic of Congo From 2009 to 2015”. The report offers statistics from data collected between the adoption of the 2009 Child Protection Law – prohibiting child recruitment under DRC Law – and May 2015. Although fewer girls than boys are recruited, this report pays particular attention to their specific ordeals. Armed groups’ female members are often subjected to additional forms of abuse, such as sexual exploitation and other types of gender-based violence.

Friday, 22 January 2016
Juvenile Justice in the world

On 16 January 2016, the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon presented before the General Assembly his Plan of Action to Prevent Violent Extremism. In this document, the Secretary General talks about the conditions and processes that often lead to radicalisation and violent extremism, and lays out 70 recommendations to address this phenomenon, while upholding the rule of law and respecting human rights.



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