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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. 

Thursday, 10 August 2017
Juvenile Justice in the world

In July, the Child Rights International Network (CRIN) published an introductory guide that offers a brief overview of avenues regarding legal advocacy for children’s rights. The document offers guidance on how legal advocates or those recurring to it can explore their options, and how to promote legal advocacy work with other children’s rights defenders. 

Thursday, 03 August 2017
Juvenile Justice in the world

The 17th Melaka International Youth Dialogue, held from the 9th to the 13th of July 2017 at the MITC Hotel in Melaka (Malaysia), was organised by the World Assembly of Youth in collaboration with the Malaysian Ministry of Youth and Sports, the Melaka State Government, the Asian Youth Council, the Commonwealth Youth Council and the Malaysian Youth Council. In this context, the issue of finding solutions to prevent juvenile delinquency was tackled at an international level, bringing together over 160 young people and youth leaders from 43 countries. 

Wednesday, 12 July 2017
Juvenile Justice in the world

The International Association of Youth and Family Judges and Magistrates recently published its ‘Guidelines on Children in Contact with the Justice System’, which were ratified by its members earlier this year. These guidelines are primarily intended for professionals working in the justice system with children and families, and revolve around one central question: How should children be treated when they come into contact with the justice system?

Monday, 10 July 2017
Juvenile Justice in the world

The british programme Beyond Youth Custody (BYC) has recently released a research report titled ‘Lessons from Youth in Focus’. BYC, which focuses on delivering resettlement support to young custody leavers, is one of the three England-wide learning and awareness projects funded under the Youth in Focus (YIF) programme. The report gathers detailed information about the BYC programme results, regarding the application of its model for effective resettlement within 15 YIF projects.

Wednesday, 28 June 2017
Juvenile Justice in the world

The Tatmadaw released 67 children and young people from its ranks on Friday, June 23rd. The release was announced in a joint press release by the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict and the Myanmar UN Country Task Force on Monitoring and Reporting (CTFMR) on Grave Violations against Children. 

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