Thursday 2nd of October 2014


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In this interview, Göktan Koçyildirim describes the existing child protection system and the resources devoted to the care and the best interest of the child in Turkey. He recalls the progress that has been made on those matters, but he also points out the main existing flaws in the juvenile justice system in Turkey, as well as the...



The International Juvenile Justice Observatory (IJJO) is a Belgian Foundation of Public Interest based in Brussels. Since 2002, the IJJO has worked for the rights of children and adolescents at risk of social exclusion, especially those in conflict with the law or caught in the cycles of violence and juvenile delinquency.

Established in order to create a space for development, service provision and shared knowledge, the IJJO promotes and encourages the improvement of juvenile justice systems and policies, the implementation of international standards, the strengthening of professional competence in the field, and the exchange of innovative good practices Read more...

What we do

6th IJJO International Conference
Juvenile Justice Without Borders International Award
The IJJO technically assists Uruguay in penitentiary training
From the 15th to the 19th of September a specialised consultancy took place to create a penitentiary training model in Montevideo, Uruguay. This work was part of the technical assistance that the International Juvenile Justice Observatory provides for the National Board of the...
‘Youth and Justice: Joining Forces to Strengthen Innovation and Impact’ offers approaches to improve the criminal justice system
This international forum, which took place from the 10th to the 12th of September in Istanbul, Turkey, gathered a variety of youth, law enforcement, and juvenile justice organizations from 30 countries. Session topics included alternatives to incarceration, such as...
New position papers on the Commission’s ‘Children’s Directive’
The Commission’s proposal on procedural safeguards for children suspected or accused in criminal proceedings has, since its adoption in November 2013, naturally drawn the attention of numerous associations working in defence of children’s rights and in support of...

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