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IJJO Conference

Sistemas de Justicia Juvenil en Europa: Situación actual, tendencias de modelos aplicables y buenas prácticas

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Tuesday, 21st October 2008

08:00 DELIVERY OF MATERIAL
09:00 WELCOME ADDRESS
  • Mr. Francisco Legaz Cervantes. Chairman of the International Juvenile Justice Observatory (IJJO).
  • Mr. Frieder Duenkel. Professor in Criminology University of Greifswald Germany.
09:30 INAUGURATION
  • Mr. Juan Luis de la Rúa Moreno. President of the High Court of Justice of the Autonomous Community of Valencia, Spain.
  • Mrs. Paula Sánchez de León Guardiola. Head of the Ministry of Justice and Public Administration of the Generalitat Valenciana (Autonomous Government of Valencia). Spain.

Valencia 2008

10:00 OPENING PLENARY SESSION
  • Presenter and moderator: Mr. Cédric Foussard. Director of the International Juvenile Justice Observatory (IJJO).
  • Mrs. Sylvie Rousteau. Chairwoman of the European Juvenile Justice Observatory (EJJO). Youth Magistrate. Court of Nantes, France.

'The evolution of the French law and the creation of the European Juvenile Justice Observatory'

  • Mr. Ronald Woodbridge. Chairman of the Latin American Juvenile Justice Observatory (LJJO). United Nations Senior Advisor, Costa Rica.

'Latin American Juvenile Justice Observatory Foundation'

  • Mr. Antonio Gastaldi Mateo. Director-General of Justice and the Minor. Ministry of Justice and Public Administration of the Generalitat Valenciana, Spain.

Valencia 2008

10:30 INTRODUCTION
  • Presenter and moderator: Mr. Antonio Gastaldi Mateo. Presenter and moderator.
  • Mrs. Renate Winter. President of the International Association of Youth and Family Judges and Magistrates. Austria.

Valencia 2008

11:00 COFFEE BREAK AND SPECIALISED LITERATURE
11:30 FRAMEWORK COMMUNICATION

TOPIC 1.- Comparative analysis of juvenile justice systems in Europe: current situation and trends in applicable models.

  • Presenter and moderator: Mr. Vicente Llopis Sala. Head of Area for Juvenile Justice and Violence Prevention. Ministry of Justice and Public Administration of the Generalitat Valenciana. Spain.
  • Mr. Tapio Lappi-Seppälä. Director-General, National Research Institute of Legal Policy. Finland.
    "Nordic Model(s) of Juvenile Justice"
  • Mrs. Pascaline Chamboncel-Saligue. First Magistrate of the Central Justice Administration. Representative for the Ministry of Justice at the National Observatory for Children at Risk (ONED), France.

'Protecting, surveilling and punishing?'

Valencia 2008

12:30 TABLE 1. HISTORICAL EVOLUTION AND CURRENT SITUATION OF JUVENILE JUSTICE SYSTEMS IN EUROPE.

The evolution of established juvenile justice systems will be analysed from a historical perspective, concluding with an up-to-date analysis on the matter, facing up to different important aspects: the connection between welfare and responsibility models, and age limits for the criminal responsibility of minors and new profiles of minor offenders.

  • Presenter and moderator: Mr. Francisco Tortosa Gil. Professor of Psychology. University of Valencia. Spain.
  • Sra. Ineke Pruin. Research Associate at the Department of Criminology. University of Greifswald. Germany.

'The scope of juvenile justice systems: Age-groups and forms of delinquent behaviour covered by the different systems'

  • Mrs. Esther Giménez-Salinas. Professor of Criminal Law. Rector of the Universitat Ramon Llull, Spain.
    "Past, Present and Future of the Juvenile Justice"
  • Mr. Marcelo Aebi. Professor of Criminology. Deputy Director, School of Criminal Sciences, University of Lausanne. Executive Secretary of the European Society of Criminology. Switzerland.
    "The evolution of juvenile delinquency and the evolution of juvenile justice systems in Europe"

Valencia 2008

13:30 LUNCH
15:00 TABLE 2. INTERPRETATION AND APPLICATION OF CRIMINAL LAW FOR MINORS IN PLANNED PROCEEDINGS (JUDICIAL / ADMINISTRATIVE).

We will review latest trends in the agreements adopted by competent judicial / administrative organisms that apply the legislation on juvenile justice. We will study the extent to which informal intervention models with minor offenders are being developed. We will also analyse the application of alternative measures and the mediation channels between the minor offender and the victim.

  • Presenter and moderator: Mr. Juan Florencio Izquierdo Calpe. Youth Magistrate-Judge Valencia. Spain.
  • Mr. Manuel Dolz Lago. Prosecutor for the Supreme Court. Spain.

'The Spanish Criminal Law for minors: an impracticable law? A practical criticism of its impracticability'

  • Sra. Erika Varadi-Csema. Professor of Commercial Law, University of Miskolc. Hungary.
    "New trends and the current situation concerning Hungarian judicial and administrative legislation in cases concerning minors (offenders and victims)"
  • Mr. David O'Mahony. Professor of Law, Durham University. England, United Kingdom.

'Developing Restorative Justice and Mediation in Youth Justice Across Europe'

Valencia 2008

16:00 TABLE 3. THE SANCTION SYSTEMS. TYPES OF MEASURES. FORMAL AND INFORMAL INTERVENTION.

We will define and set out the informal intervention possibilities, as well as the development of the principle of diversity of actions towards the offending behaviour: mediation, conciliation, educational measures within the protection / welfare system, alternative measures to deprivation of liberty. Imprisonment of young offenders: action programmes.

  • Presenter and moderator: Mrs. Teresa Gisbert Jordá. Head of the Public Prosecutor's Office of Valencia. Spain.
  • Mr. Dierk Helmken. Youth Judge. Court of Heidelberg, Germany.

'The Abolition of Punitive Reactions to Normal Juvenile Crime'

  • Mr. Philippe-Pierre Cabourdin. Head of Judicial Protection of Youth, Ministry of Justice. France.
    "A reinforced educational system: Closed educational centres, an alternative to imprisonment"
  • Mr. Antonio Duarte Fonseca. Deputy Director, Centre for Judicial Studies (National Training Centre for Magistrates). Portugal. Portugal.

'Minor Offenders and Education of Values'

Valencia 2008

17:00 COFFEE BREAK AND SPECIALISED LITERATUREA
17:30 TABLE 4.CHARACTERISTICS OF THE MULTIDISCIPLINARY WORK. THE ROLE OF EACH ACTOR IN THE DIFFERENT PHASES OF CRIMINAL PROCEEDINGS.

Based on the principles of cooperation and coordination (networking), the most important current programmes will be set out concerning the relations between institutions and/or professionals in contact with the young offender: justice/welfare agencies, psychologists, social workers, teachers, lawyers, prosecutors, judges. The definition and analysis of the institutional and professional role will form the main development framework of this work group.

  • Presenter and moderator: Mrs. Anette Storgaard. Professor of Criminology. University of Aarhus. Denmark.
  • Mrs. Barbara Stando-Kawecka. Department of the Penitentiary Law and Policy. University of Cracow. Poland.

'The role of the family judge in different stages of proceedings in juvenile cases'

  • Mr. Jochen Goerdeler. Director of the German Association for Juvenile Justice and Judicial Assistance for Minors. Germany.

'Cooperation between law-enforcement authorities and the offices of the youth welfare system in criminal proceedings against minors'

  • Mr. Slawomir Palka. Deputy Director of Department of Ministry of Justice. Family and Youth Judge. Poland.

'The role of the courts family officers in procedures with minors in Poland'

Valencia 2008

20:00 RECEPTION HOSTED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF VALENCIA IN THE REALES ATARAZANAS

Wednesday, 22nd October 2008

09:00 PLENARY SESSION

TOPIC 2.- Good practices and recommendations applicable to juvenile justice systems: European Minimum Standards.

  • Presenter and moderator: Mr. Jorge Cabré Rico. Special Representative of the Observatory for the Administration of Justice in the Autonomous Community of Valencia, Spain.
  • Mr. Álvaro Gil Robles. Professor of Law, Complutense University of Madrid. Former Commissioner for Human Rights of the Council of Europe. Spain.
    "Application and effects of juvenile justice, seen from the experience of a Commissioner for Human Rights"
  • Mrs. Ilina Taneva. Secretary of the Council for Penological Cooperation. Council of Administration for Regulatory Activities, Directorate General of Human Rights and Legal Affairs, Council of Europe. France.

'The Council of Europe Standards regarding juvenile offenders'

  • Mr. Frieder Duenkel. Professor in Criminology. University of Greifswald. Germany.
    "European Rules for Juveniles Subject to Sanctions and Measures"

Valencia 2008

10:30 TABLE 1.- GOOD PRACTICES IN THE FIELD OF SOCIO-COMMUNITY PREVENTION

During this workshop we will analyse the development of measures in a social, community and family context. From a preventive approach to juvenile delinquency we will expose its characteristics and effects on the minor's disruptive behaviour.

  • Presenter and moderator: Mr. Manuel Salguero Fernández. Psychologist. Foundation Diagrama, Psychosocial Intervention. Spain.
  • Mrs. Michele J. Burman. Professor of Criminology and co-Director of the Scottish Centre for Crime and Justice Research (SCCJR), University of Glasgow. Scotland, United Kingdom.
    "Envisioning Effective Prevention? Youth Justice Practices in Scotland"
  • Mr. Brian De Lord. Chief Executive Officer. Pupil-Parent Partnership Ltd. United Kingdom.

'Good Practices in the Field of Socio-Community Prevention of Youth Crime'

  • Mr. Vicente Garrido Genovés. Professor of Pedagogy and Criminology. University of Valencia. Spain.

'The paradigm of "dismissal": its implications for the action'

Valencia 2008

11:30 COFFEE BREAK AND SPECIALISED LITERATURE
12:00 TABLE 2.- WELCOME ADDRESS. OPENING PLENARY SESSION. THE JUVENILE JUSTICE TRANSITION IN EASTERN EUROPEAN COUNTRIES.

This workshop will allow us to identify the present situation in the juvenile justice systems in Eastern European Countries, through the socio-political changes, also setting out possible improvements or innovations that can be introduced into the systems.

  • Presenter and moderator: Mr. Igor Bojanic. Associate Professor of Criminal Law and Vice Dean for Studies. Faculty of Law. University of Osijek. Croatia.
  • Mrs. Mary Murphy. Director of the South Caucasus Office. Penal Reform International (PRI). Georgia.
    "Juvenile Justice in Georgia: Opportunities and challenges in negotiating and implementing practical projects in a transitional country"
  • Mr. Vladislav Kaminskiy. Researcher. Department of Criminology. Siberian Federal University. Russia.

'Development of the juvenile justice system in Russia: prerequisites and difficulties'

  • Mrs. Séverine Jacomy Vité. Specialist - Child Protection. UNICEF Regional Office for Central and Eastern Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States. CEE/CIS. Switzerland.

'Juvenile Justice Reform at Europe's Doorstep: Trends, Challenges and Achievements in Central and Eastern Europe'

Valencia 2008

13:00 TABLE 3. - DIRECT INTERVENTION WITH MINORS DEPRIVED OF THEIR LIBERTY: GOOD PRACTICES IN THE SOCIO-PROFESSIONAL INTEGRATION OF THE YOUNG OFFENDER AND RECOMMENDATIONS

In this workshop, the main topics will be the fundamental aspects related to the minor's judicial situation, the protection of their rights, intervention in educational centres specifically equipped for young offenders and/or special prison units for young people. The conditions and resources provided to minors and their classification into age groups will also be analysed. We will also set out good practices regarding the minor's socio-professional integration, considering the difficulties to deal with and the need for social commitment in this field allowing for effective family, social and professional integration; this being the most important objective of juvenile justice systems.

  • Presenter and moderator: Mrs. Consuelo Benavente Palop. Vice-coordinating Prosecutor of the Minors' Section of the Provincial Prosecutor's Office in Valencia. Spain.
  • Mrs. Anastassia Giagkou. Faculty of Law. University of Thessaloniki. Greece.

'School and vocational education of juvenile offenders in Greek law and practice as a measure for a constructive approach and progressive revision of their penal treatment'

  • Mr. Alessandro Padovani (Director) and Mrs. Sabrina Brutto (Project Manager). Instituto Don Calabria. Italia.

'Qualifying elements of a good practice: some intervention praxis of inclusion and treatment with young offenders in Italy'

  • Mr. Ignacio Mayoral Narros (Lawyer) y Mr. Alberto López Marcos (Director of the Pi Gros Centre). Foundation Diagrama, Psychosocial Intervention. Spain.

'General principles of educational intervention in the area of custodial sentences: fundamental areas of action. Special reference to the socio-labour inclusion'

Valencia 2008

14:00 LUNCH
15:30 PLENARY SESSION: INTERNATIONAL VISIONS

Prevention and treatment of Juvenile Delinquency.

  • Presenter and moderator: Mr. Fernando Pérez Campos. Territorial Director, Ministry of Justice and Public Administration of the Generalitat Valenciana. Spain.
  • Mr. Grzegorz Gajewski. Secretary of the European Crime Prevention Network (EUCPN), European Commission. Belgium.
    "EU developments on juvenile delinquency."
  • Mr. Serge Bruneau. Programmes Director, International Centre for the Prevention of Crime (ICPC). Canada.
    "Handling delinquency, where are we?"
  • Mrs. Wansley Walters. Director, Juvenile Service Department, Miami-Dade, United States.

'Miami-Dade County, Florida Juvenile Justice Model'

Valencia 2008

16:30 PLENARY SESSION

The protection of children in conflict with the law: A common perspective.

  • Presenter and moderator: Mr. Vicente Llopis Sala. Head of Area for Juvenile Justice and Violence Prevention. Ministry of Justice and Public Administration of the Generalitat Valenciana. Spain.
  • Mr. Hugues Feltesse. General Delegate. Office of the Ombudsman for Children. France.

'The protection of children's rights in conflict with the law, a common perspective: A minors code, guarantee of fundamental rights'

  • Mrs. Maartje Berger Senior Legal Adviser. Stichting Defence for Children International. ECPAT. The Netherlands.

'Violence against Children in Conflict with the Law. Indicators for better data collection'

Valencia 2008

17:30 CONCLUSIONS
  • Presenter and moderator: Mr Cédric Foussard. Director of the International Juvenile Justice Observatory (IJJO).
  • Mr. José Luis de la Cuesta Arzamendi. Director, Basque Institute of Criminology (IVAC). Spain.

Valencia 2008

18:00 CLOSING CEREMONY
  • Mrs. Patricia Montagud Alario. Head of the Autonomous Secretariat of Justice of the Generalitat Valenciana. Spain.
  • Mr Francisco Legaz Cervantes. Chairman of International Juvenile Justice Observatory (IJJO).

Valencia 2008

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