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Monday, 09 November 2015
Juvenile Justice in the world

On the 16th of October the “High-Level Panel Discussion on safeguarding the rights of girls in the criminal justice system” was held at the UN Headquarters in New York. The main aims of this discussion were to promote strategies that can strengthen the protection of girls from all forms of violence in the criminal justice system, ensure their access to justice and prevent deprivation of liberty. A new study on these issues was launched on this date, produced by the Office of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Violence against Children, Marta Santos Pais. Cristina Goñi, Secretary General of the IJJO, collaborated in the study and was also a speaker at the event.

Friday, 30 October 2015
Juvenile Justice in the world

The Annie E. Casey Foundation has recently published the guide “Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Youth in the Juvenile Justice System”. The guide includes recommendations on how to design an implement policies and procedures for protecting LGBT youth from harm, improving their health and prohibiting discrimination, as well as recommendations which will ensure the fulfilment of legal and professional standards governing their detention.

Wednesday, 28 October 2015
Juvenile Justice in the world

US President Barack Obama declared October ‘National Youth Justice Awareness Month’ in a statement released on the 30th of September. In the statement, President Obama emphasized the importance of prevention efforts to keep young people out of the justice system.

Friday, 16 October 2015
Juvenile Justice in the world

Building on recommendations published during the 2011 European Year of Volunteering, Clinks - an organisation that supports the work that volunteers carry out with offenders - leads a two year project entitled 'Justice Involving Volunteers in Europe (JIVE)', in partnership with seven other European organisations. One of the main objectives of JIVE is to produce data on volunteering in European criminal justice systems. To generate baseline insights, it has recently released the results of a European survey of 316 people in 22 countries.

Friday, 09 October 2015
Juvenile Justice in the world

In June, Child Rights International Network (CRIN) released a detailed analysis and commentary on how the UN Human Rights Committee addresses children’s rights in its concluding observations and general comments. 

Monday, 28 September 2015
Justicia Juvenil en el mundo

The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ) has called on an end of the routine shackling of juveniles in the US. The resolution cites shackling’s negative effect on due process, as well as the child health and development. It adds weight to a growing movement led by the National Juvenile Defender Center’s Campaign Against Indiscriminate Juvenile Shackling (CAIJS), which seeks an end to the automatic shackling of juveniles appearing in court. 

Friday, 18 September 2015
Juvenile Justice in the world
United Kingdom

The Law Society of Scotland, the country’s professional legal body has supported an amendment to the Criminal Justice (Scotland) Bill that would raise the age of criminal responsibility to 12.

Friday, 11 September 2015
Juvenile Justice in the world
United Kingdom

Under the ‘Counter-Terrorism and Security Act’ 2015 schools and juvenile justice facilities (among other relevant bodies) in England and Wales as well as Scotland are mandated in the exercise of their functions, to have due regard to the need to prevent people from being drawn into violent extremism. The British Home Office has released guidelines that aim to set out what this means in practical terms for the affected bodies, known as the ‘Prevent duty’. These guidelines fit within the overall framework of the UK Government’s ‘Prevent Strategy’ that aims to stop people being drawn into any form of violent extremism. 

Friday, 04 September 2015
Juvenile Justice in the world

United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI) has released the latest issue of its magazine ‘F3: Freedom from Fear’. In this its eleventh edition the focus is on violent extremism, particularly young ‘westerners’ who travel to Syria to join the ISIS. Radicalisation and extremism is one of UNICRI’s main lines of research. 

Friday, 28 August 2015
Juvenile Justice in the world
United States

A new collaborative report by Human Rights Project for Girls, Georgetown Law Center on Poverty and Inequality, and Ms. Foundation for Women, finds females who had been sexually abused to be statistically more likely to become involved in the juvenile justice system, and advocates for providing the necessary care and support for victims of such abuse in order to avoid this. 



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