The Latin-American Convention on the Rights of Youngsters (Costa Rica)

Convención Iberoamericana de Derechos de los Jóvenes. San José (Costa Rica)
International

On May 23rd 2008, the ceremony to enact the Latin-American Convention on the Rights of Youngsters took place in the city of San José (Costa Rica). The International Juvenile Justice Observatory (IJJO) was present during this event which is of great importance to Latin-American youth.

In October 2005, the plenipotentiary delegates of the Member States of the Latin-American Youth Organisation gathered at the Spanish city of Badajoz to adopt and sign the Latin-American Convention on the Rights of Youngsters.

The IJJO wishes to share this Convention with its users and collaborators, because it is a unique document in the world which recognises youngsters as people with full rights and strategic actors for the development.