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Friday, 20 October 2017
General news
United States

Juvenile court officials presented at a Hickory Hill church Thursday night to justify their recent request to end federal oversight.

The Department of Justice has been monitoring the court since 2012 when they signed a memo of understanding to improve several issues including unequal treatment of black children in the system.

Friday, 20 October 2017
General news
United Kingdom

Scotland is to become the first part of the UK to introduce a ban on smacking children.

Ministers previously said they did not support parents using physical chastisement, but had "no plans" to bring forward legislation of their own.

However, the Scottish Government has now confirmed it will ensure that a bill lodged by the Green MSP John Finnie will become law.

Friday, 20 October 2017
General news
Peru

Con el ánimo de aunar esfuerzos y con la finalidad de trabajar de manera conjunta en favor de la reinserción y rehabilitación de los adolescentes que se encuentran cumpliendo medidas socioeducativas en el Centro Juvenil Marcavalle; la Corte Superior de Justicia del Cusco, insertó laboralmente a cinco menores infractores del referido Centro Juvenil, quienes desarrollarán diferentes actividades en las instalaciones de esta Corte Superior.

Friday, 20 October 2017
General news
Mexico

El Colegio de Bachilleres del Estado de Zacatecas (Cobaez) ya cuenta con cinco salas de Paz y Justicia Restaurativa Juvenil en igual número de planteles; el último de estos espacios fue instaurado ante la comunidad docente y estudiantil del plantel Sain Alto.

Friday, 20 October 2017
General news
Senegal

Une rencontre internationale de trois jours sur le mariage des enfants en Afrique de l'Ouest et du Centre débute lundi prochain à Dakar, annonce un communiqué officiel transmis jeudi.

Elle regroupera des représentants des gouvernements de l'Afrique de l'Ouest et du Centre, des leaders communautaires et religieux, des représentants de la société civile, des jeunes et des représentants des pays donateurs.

Friday, 20 October 2017
General news
France

Arrivés avec la crise migratoire et ballotés dans des procédures complexes, les «mineurs non-accompagnés», ces jeunes migrants sans famille, posent un défi épineux aux pouvoirs publics, alors que leur nombre explose.

Qui sont les mineurs non-accompagnés ?

Wednesday, 18 October 2017
General news
Nigeria

Impressed with the domestication of the federal Child Rights Act in Oyo State, the Federation of Female Lawyers (FIDA), the state chapter, said on Wednesday that it would give fillip to the protection of children.

The female lawyers, who described as commendable the domestication by the Gov. Abiola Ajimobi-led administration, noted that the rights of children particularly the girl-child were often violated by adults.

Wednesday, 18 October 2017
General news
Iran

United Nations human rights experts on Wednesday urgently appealed to Iran to halt tomorrow’s execution of Amirhossein Pourjafar, who was sentenced to death when he was 16 years old.

“The Iranian authorities must immediately halt the execution of this juvenile offender and annul the death sentence against him in compliance with their international obligations,” said the experts in a statement issued by the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR).

Wednesday, 18 October 2017
General news
Mexico

En Puebla y México, el problema de la violencia a los niños no se ha podido erradicar porque los propios ciudadanos “lo han normalizado”; a nivel nacional, de acuerdo con el Inegi, cuatro de cada 10 han dicho haber sufrido algún tipo de agresión.

Wednesday, 18 October 2017
General news
Mexico

Confianza, empatía y sensibilización del daño a la víctima fueron los elementos que facilitadores del Centro Estatal de Mediación, Conciliación y Justicia Restaurativa del Estado de México aplicaron en círculos restaurativos con población de la Escuela de Reintegración Social para Adolescentes Quinta del Bosque” con el objetivo de restablecer sus vínculos sociales y buscar el perdón de las víctimas.



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