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Saturday 16th of December 2017

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Friday, 15 December 2017
Juvenile Justice in the world

Close to 40 recognised figures from legal, religious and artistic professional fields in Puerto Rico jointly published an open letter on the 13th December requesting that Governor Ricardo Roselló veto the new Juvenile Justice Law recently passed by the Legislative Assembly. Instigated by the Bar Association, along with its Commission on the Rights of Children, the letter explicitly requests the veto of Bills 1035 and 1036, describing these as a “serious attack on the human rights” of children in conflict with the law in Puerto Rico.

Thursday, 30 November 2017
Juvenile Justice in the world

Three specialised Children’s Courts will be introduced in Fyzabad, Port of Spain and Tobago at the end of this year, as part of the Trinidad and Tobago Juvenile Court Project (JCP). The Judiciary of Trinidad and Tobago in collaboration with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) introduced the JCP initiative in order to better protect child offenders and victims’ rights, in accordance with the Children Act 2012 and the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. 

Thursday, 16 November 2017
Juvenile Justice in the world

The recently published report ‘Correcting the Course’ aims to enhance the contemporary knowledge base on the management of juvenile violent extremist offenders (JVEOs) in custody, as well as the design and implementation of effective interventions for risk reduction and rehabilitation of children. This publication was commissioned by the Australian government to the Global Center on Cooperative Security and the International Centre for Counter-Terrorism (ICCT).  

Tuesday, 07 November 2017
Juvenile Justice in the world

Deprivation and marginalisation, underpinned by weak state governance, are the primary forces driving young Africans towards violent extremism, according to a comprehensive new study by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), presented in Brussels on the 23rd of October. The study distils the conditions and factors that shape the dynamics of the radicalisation process that leads some young Africans to join extremist groups.

Wednesday, 25 October 2017
Juvenile Justice in the world

South Gauteng High Court ruled on the 19th October that ‘reasonable chastisement’ in the home is not in line with the South African Constitution, meaning parents can no longer use this as a legal special defence if accused of violently disciplining their children.

Friday, 20 October 2017
Juvenile Justice in the world

The latest report from the Campaign for Youth Justice (CFYJ) examines US legislative achievements reducing the number of young people under the age of 18 prosecuted, tried, and incarcerated in the adult criminal justice system. This objective has led 36 states and the District of Columbia to pass 70 laws since 2005. 

Tuesday, 03 October 2017
Juvenile Justice in the world

The Committee of Constitution, Justice and Citizenship (CCJ) of the Brazilian Senate has postponed its vote on Draft Amendment to the Constitution 33/2012, which would lower the age of adult criminal responsibility in the country from 18 to 16 years.

Monday, 18 September 2017
Juvenile Justice in the world

The recently published Lammy Review, chaired by Member of Parliament (MP) David Lammy, highlights the bias against people from ethnic minority backgrounds in the UK justice system as a whole, and emphasises the youth justice system as Mr Lammy’s greatest concern.  This is due to the fact that, although there has been a notable fall in youth offending over the past decade, the share of young offenders from ethnic minority backgrounds has been rising significantly.  

Thursday, 07 September 2017
Juvenile Justice in the world

After a de facto moratorium of more than 60 years, the Maldives will restore the death penalty. The news was announced by Mohamed Hussain Shareef, a senior adviser to President Abdulla Yameen, on the 22nd of August. As reported by the United Nations, among the twenty detainees now facing the death sentence, at least five are juvenile offenders. According to Shareef, three of the prisoners will be executed “soon”. 

Friday, 01 September 2017
Juvenile Justice in the world

The Radicalisation Awareness Network Centre of Excellence (RAN CoE) has recently published a manual with practitioners’ recommendations for EU Member States on how to handle the return of terrorist fighters to their home countries. The manual provides background knowledge on terrorist returnees and concrete examples of how the issue is already being handled across Europe. It includes sections dedicated to the cases of children who have been involved in conflicts and exposed to terrorist violence. 



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