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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. 

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. 



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