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Monday 26th of June 2017

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Monday, 26 June 2017
Juvenile Justice in the world

In the context of the current debate in Honduras regarding juvenile justice, on Tuesday 20th of June the president of the Supreme Court of Justice, Rolando Argueta, released a report in which it is recommended that the age of criminal responsibility should not be lowered from 18 to 16, but that, on the other hand, the sentences for juveniles should be extended up to 15 years for serious offences. 

Thursday, 01 June 2017
Juvenile Justice in the world

On May 9th, the Commissioner for Human Rights of the Council of Europe, Nils Muižnieks addressed a letter to the President of the Italian Senate, Pietro Grasso, expressing his concerns regarding the bill on the efficiency of civil judicial proceedings. 

Thursday, 11 May 2017
Juvenile Justice in the world

On May 8th, the president of Honduras, Juan Orlando Hernández, presented a proposal in order to debate over the possibility to reduce the age of criminal responsibility, in particular for serious offences. At the moment, the age of criminal responsibility is set at 18 years old. 

Friday, 05 May 2017
Juvenile Justice in the world

On April 28th, Amnesty International addressed the Government of Puntland, a Somali semi-autonomous region, demanding for the immediate halt of the planned executions of two children

Tuesday, 02 May 2017
Juvenile Justice in the world

On April 12th, the United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres appointed Virginia Gamba for the position of Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) for Children and Armed Conflict. 

Friday, 28 April 2017
Juvenile Justice in the world

In March 2017, the LGBT Subcommittee of the Federal Advisory Committee on Juvenile Justice (FACJJ) published its recommendations for the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP), regarding strategies to advance US juvenile justice reform for LGBQ/GNCT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, questioning/gender nonconforming, transgender) youth. 

Thursday, 20 April 2017
Juvenile Justice in the world

On April 5th, Mexico’s National Commission of Human Rights (CNDH) published the report 1/2017 on treatment and conditions in youth detention centres. This report was produced following visits to five of Mexico City’s juvenile detention centres this past January, and presents the weaknesses found in these centres. 

Thursday, 20 April 2017
Juvenile Justice in the world

On April 10th, New York joined the other 48 US states which do not automatically treat 16 and 17-year-olds as adults in criminal proceedings. Andrew Cuomo, governor of New York, signed a new bill raising the age of criminal responsibility to 18 years of age for those charged with non-violent crimes. The bill will also allow these minors to be moved out of adult prisons and into juvenile detention centres.

Thursday, 20 April 2017
Juvenile Justice in the world

May is the last month for Non-Governmental Organizations to apply for consultative status with ECOSOC if they wish to be considered by the NGO Committee in 2018. Those interested should submit their application and required documents on or before the deadline of 1 June 2017.

Friday, 07 April 2017
Juvenile Justice in the world

On March 29, 2017, Italy voted in favour of a law that regulates the acceptance of unaccompanied migrant children on their territory. With this vote, the country considered by many migrants as the gateway to the European Union, has distinguished itself from its peers by becoming a pioneer in juvenile migration legislation.



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