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First IJJO International Conference 'Juvenile Justice and the Prevention of Delinquency in a globalized world'

November 29, 2004 International

Primera Conferencia Internacional OIJJ 'Justicia Juvenil y la Prevención de la Delincuencia en un Mundo Globalizado' The First International Conference organized by the International Juvenile Justice Observatory took place in Salamanca on the 27th, 28th and 29th October, 2004. The IJJO started its work in January 2003, in Collaboration with Diagrama Foundation, with a clear aim to facilitate the work of those who deal with juveniles in conflict with the law. To begin with it was considered necessary to generate a virtual work tool, the IJJO website, which would be a window open to the world to make the communication and exchange of information easier. At the moment we can say that the webpage has been functioning for 20 months and the number of visits is increasing day by day.

image The First International Conference 'Juvenile Justice and the Prevention of Delinquency in a Globalized World' was funded jointly by the European Social Fund through the Operational Programme against discrimination (Objective 1) within the Community Support Framework (2000-2006).

A factor that we use to evaluate the relevancy of this tool is the information downloaded by the users of the Web, and we are glad that the quantity of downloaded information also increases every day, which indicates to us that the information that we make available on the Web is interesting and functional. We also know that we have users from more than 90 countries around the world, which leads us to think that the content and the specialization of the work of the Observatory, minors in conflict with the law, is relied upon by people from all over the world. This idea, which is reflected in the aims and included in the statutes of the Observatory, allows a glimpse of hope for the minors and young people who live in situations of social difficulty and are in conflict with the law.

The International Conference was set up by the IJJO as an event which encourages personal knowledge and reflection and facilitates meetings between universities, non-governmental organizations, administrations, experts, people and institutions from different countries with an interest in this area, both from the public and private sector.

At the First Conference we had the attendance of 80 speakers from 20 countries (Germany, Belgium, Bolivia, Chile, Costa Rica, Spain, the United States, France, Lebanon, Nepal, the Netherlands, Peru, Portugal, the United Kingdom, Slovenia, Switzerland, Uruguay and Venezuela); these speakers represent their work in international organizations such as the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child, the Latin American Institute of the United Nations for the Prevention of Crime (ILANUD) and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime; in universities such as the University of Salamanca, University of Bremen, University of Castilla la Mancha, University of Glasgow, University of Tilburg, University of California, University of the Balearic Islands, University of Valencia, Comillas Pontifical University, University of Ljubljana , University of Pau, University of Santiago de Compostela, University of Greifswald, University of Groningen and University of Sheffield; administrations such as the Spanish Ministries of Labour and Social Affairs, and Justice, the French Ministry of Justice, the Departments of Justice of Bremen and of North Rhine-Westphalia (Germany); or they are representatives and general managers of Autonomous Communities in the field of juvenile justice in Castile and León, Catalonia, Galicia, Madrid, Valencia; or The Ombudsman of Spain, the Ombudsman for Minors of the Community of Madrid, or they are employed at the Directorate-General for Police or at the Minors’ Group of the Civil Guard; in non-governmental organizations like Clinks, Consortium for Street Children, Defence for Children International, Fondation Terre des Hommes, Penal International Reform, Corporation, Option and Work-Wise.

As for the attendees, 250 people from 30 countries around the world met at this First Conference.

We can state that the cultural exchange and the reflection generated from different regions of the world has been a fundamental aspect of the conference.

At the moment we are working to include the communications and papers submitted at the International Conference in the ‘Documentation Center' section of the IJJO website. The work that remains to be done with regard to the Conference consists of the analysis of the documentation presented and the drawing up of conclusions, a work that will be done with the objective of relying on the participants in this event. For this we have created a forum where we will be working on these reflections.

Finally, we want to take this opportunity to express our gratitude for the effort of all the people who have been connected to the organization of this event, people who generously gave their time and unquestioning dedication. Once again I would like to pass on our gratitude from the Diagrama Foundation and the team of the International Juvenile Justice Observatory.


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