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Friday 23rd of October 2020

Press Room

Resources from IJJO's latest projects: terrorism-related offences, restorative justice, diversion, legal defence

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Here are some highlighted products from our latest research projects: ‘Strengthening juvenile justice systems in the counter-terrorism context’, ‘Implementing Restorative Justice with Child Victims’, ‘AWAY - Alternative Ways to Address Youth’, and ‘Advancing Defence Rights for Children’.

Strengthening juvenile justice systems in the counter-terrorism context

Regional overview report: This report explores law, policy and practice, within juvenile justice systems in the European Union, relating to the treatment of children who are alleged as, accused of or recognised as having committed a terrorism-related offence.
National reports: Reports from Austria, Belgium, Croatia, France, Germany, Hungary, Latvia and the Netherlands.

White paper: This publication highlights a number of specific recommendations for EU Member States, EU institutions and practitioners to ensure that international and regional standards on justice for children are fully complied with.

Community of practice: The community of practice aims to fuel the discussion on these issues and to promote collaboration between its members. It has a resource centre, a forum, and an events agenda.

News about the project’s meetings and final conference.

Implementing Restorative Justice with Child Victims

Practical Guide: This Practical Guide aims to disseminate the knowledge and promising practices that have been gathered in the first year of the project.

Online course: This course introduces the topic of restorative justice, the different models that can be implemented, how to start up a project and what the specificity is when involving children as victims or perpetrators in restorative justice practices.

News about the project’s meetings and final conference

AWAY - Alternative Ways to Address Youth

Online course on diversionary methods, in order to help child protection professionals channel juvenile offenders away from judicial proceedings. Available in English and French languages.

Video: This video presents the Belgian juvenile justice system briefly and explains how restorative justice is used and when it can be used.

Synthesis report: Review of diversion in the juvenile justice systems of Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Hungary and Romania.

Advancing Defence Rights for Children

Online course It offers a useful introduction to the core juvenile justice concepts, legal instruments, and extra-legal understanding of adolescent development.

Manual: Resource for legal training, as well as for practicing lawyers. A guide to better understand the law as well as the practical aspects of assisting children in conflict with the law.

Toolkit: It provides and overview of Directive 2016/800 on procedural safeguards for children who are suspects or accused persons in criminal proceedings, and how it can be used to defend these children.


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