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Addressing Juvenile Justice Priorities in the Asia-Pacific Region

Asia-Pacific Council for Juvenile Justice - Cedric Foussard and Giulia Melotti
International Juvenile Justice Observatory


The International Juvenile Justice Observatory (IJJO) is proud to present the “Addressing Juvenile Justice Priorities in the Asia-Pacific Region” report. The aim of this report is to identify and analyse the priority issues for juvenile justice systems in the Asia-Pacific region. Accordingly, the report deals with the issues of violence against children in the juvenile justice system, restorative justice, cross-border issues and diversionary and alternative measures. It was produced by the IJJO’s Asia-Pacific Council for Juvenile Justice, with the support of the Department for Juvenile Observation and Protection of the Ministry of Justice of Thailand.

The APCJJ report ‘Addressing Juvenile Justice Priorities in the Asia-Pacific Region’ is the basis for the Second Meeting of the APCJJ Subcommittee for the ASEAN.

This report is unique in the sense that it is comprised of a theoretical framework, snapshots from countries in the Asia-Pacific region and policy-oriented workshops. Promising practices are presented to give an overview of what can be done, in practice, to improve the development of juvenile justice systems in line with human rights standards.The report outlines the need to improve the juvenile justice system in accordance with human rights standards, including safeguards and policies in this area.

The report is based on the Second Meeting of the Asia-Pacific Council for Juvenile Justice held in Phuket in May 2015. Representatives from governments in the Asia-Pacific region, academia, judiciary and NGO’s discussed “Policy Recommendations on Violence against Children; Alternatives to Detention; Restorative Justice in the Asia-Pacific Region”.  The meeting focused on three areas in particular: violence against children, alternatives to detention and restorative justice. Each of these subjects was tackled using a multilayered approach.



Year Language

2016 English

Category Type

Grey Literature Report


Adolescent, Child, Justice, Juvenile, Reform


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