Saturday 20th of December 2014


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In this interview, Göktan Koçyildirim describes the existing child protection system and the resources devoted to the care and the best interest of the child in Turkey. He recalls the progress that has been made on those matters, but he also points out the main existing flaws in the juvenile justice system in Turkey, as well as the...



The International Juvenile Justice Observatory (IJJO) is a Belgian Foundation of Public Interest based in Brussels. Since 2002, the IJJO has worked for the rights of children and adolescents at risk of social exclusion, especially those in conflict with the law or caught in the cycles of violence and juvenile delinquency.

Established in order to create a space for development, service provision and shared knowledge, the IJJO promotes and encourages the improvement of juvenile justice systems and policies, the implementation of international standards, the strengthening of professional competence in the field, and the exchange of innovative good practices Read more...

What we do

6th IJJO International Conference
Juvenile Justice Without Borders International Award
Meeting between the Chairman of the IJJO and the Secretary of State of the Ministry of Justice of Cambodia
On the 6th November 2014, Francisco Legaz, founding chairman of the IJJO, met with the Cambodian Secretary of State, Sotheavy Chan, during his official visit to Cambodia.
Latin American delegation conducts a study visit to Europe and participates in the EUROsociAL II programme’s session during the 6th IJJO International Conference.
From 1 to 5 December 2014, the IJJO organised a study visit and meeting for the raising of issues in juvenile justice in London, Brussels and The Hague. Participants included representatives from Latin American institutions and governments competent in the field of juvenile...
The International Juvenile Justice Observatory concludes its 6th Conference underlining the importance of the educational approach on juvenile justice measures
The 6th International Conference ‘Making Deprivation of Children’s Liberty a Last Resort: Towards evidence-based policies on alternatives’, organized in Brussels by the International Juvenile Justice Observatory (IJJO), ended with a closing session that...

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