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21st Session of the Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice

Thursday 19th of July 2012
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The International Juvenile Justice Observatory took part at the 21st Session of the Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice, held in Vienna in April 2012. The Commission holds annual sessions for the duration of one week in the first half of the year, to tackle the most important issues related to crime prevention and justice.


At this 21st Session, the Commission adopted a number of decisions and recommendations. The IJJO would like to highlight the adoption of the United Nations Principles and Guidelines on Access to Legal Aid in Criminal Justice Systems as well as the Standard Minimum Rules for the Treatment of Prisoners. On Monday the 23th, the IJJO also took part at the side-event on the protection of the human rights of children deprived of their liberty, organized by the Interagency Panel for Juvenile Justice, which bring together UN Agencies and member of the Civil society such as the IJJO among others third sector representatives. The Side Event aimed to share ideas, lessons learned and promising practices on how to protect, promote and fulfil the rights of children deprived of their liberty. It also aimed to reaffirm that deprivation of children’s liberty should be used as a measure of last resort and for the shortest period of time.


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