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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.

Friday, 15 January 2016
Juvenile Justice in the world

Peru has become the 48th country worldwide and the 9th Latin American state to prohibit corporal punishment of children in all circumstances, including in the family home. On Thursday 10 December 2015, Congress adopted a new law which bans all forms of corporal punishment. The latter also explicitly repeals previous articles in both the Peruvian Civil Code and Code on Children and Adolescents which allowed parents and others to “moderately correct” children.

Friday, 08 January 2016
Juvenile Justice in the world

On 17th December the UN General Assembly, in a plenary session, unanimously adopted the revision of the UN's ‘Standard Minimum Rules for the Treatment of Prisoners’, also known as the 'Mandela Rules'.

Thursday, 31 December 2015
Juvenile Justice in the world

The World Health Organisation (WHO) recently published a report entitled “Preventing youth violence: an overview of the evidence” with the aim of providing policy-makers and planners with the evidence that will allow them to address the issue of youth violence, particularly in areas that have limited human and financial resources.

Thursday, 24 December 2015
Juvenile Justice in the world

The fifth meeting of the Ministers of Public Security of the Americas (MISPA V) took place on the 19th and 20th of November, 2015, in Lima, Peru. This meeting allowed national and international authorities to once again start a dialogue on important regional agreements, such as the Inter-American Network for the Prevention of Violence and the Inter-American Network for Information on Public Safety. 

Friday, 18 December 2015
Juvenile Justice in the world

The European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA), the Council of Europe, and the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) launched a comprehensive guide to European law with regards to child rights, coinciding with the Universal Children’s Day (20th of November), 2015. The handbook, called “Child rights in European law: new practical guide from the EU Fundamental Rights Agency and the Council of Europe” is based on both the case law of the ECtHR and the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU).

Friday, 04 December 2015
Juvenile Justice in the world
United States

Connecticut Governor Dannel Molloy suggested, on the 6th of November, some ground-breaking reforms for the state’s juvenile justice system. He proposed that the age of juvenile justice jurisdiction is raised from 17 to 20, and that a separate process is developed for dealing with cases for defendants and offenders from ages 21 to 25. This would make Connecticut the first state in the USA to raise the age of juvenile jurisdiction to higher than 18. The state has often been viewed as being at the forefront of juvenile justice reform. 

Friday, 04 December 2015
Juvenile Justice in the world

A recently published report called “Promoting rights and community living for children with psychosocial disabilities” takes a look at the various alternatives to institutionalised care for children with disabilities, including psychosocial disabilities, as well as their benefits. The report was co-produced by the World Health Organization and the Gulbenkian Global Mental Health Platform. 

Friday, 27 November 2015
Juvenile Justice in the world

Ireland has become the 47th country worldwide and the twentieth EU state to successfully ban corporal punishment of children in all circumstances, including the home. On Wednesday November 11th, the parliament adopted legislation in this regard, thus removing the defence of “reasonable chastisement” from Irish law, effectively banning parents from physically punishing their sons and daughters. 

Friday, 20 November 2015
Juvenile Justice in the world

November 20th is the Universal Children’s Day.  On this day we acknowledge the importance of safeguarding and promoting the rights and welfare of children. The day marks the anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, adopted on this date in 1989, as well as that of the Declaration of the Rights of the Child, in 1959.

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