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Tuesday 19th of June 2018

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Tuesday, 24 April 2018
Juvenile Justice in the world

The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), in cooperation with the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL), published a report on April 10th which denounces the situation of thousands of men, women and children held in prolonged arbitrary and unlawful detention across the country, based on their tribal or family links and perceived political affiliations.

Monday, 23 April 2018
Juvenile Justice in the world

Senate Bills 6160 and 6550 passed last March in Washington state represent yet another step in the United States’ recent efforts towards expanding the jurisdiction of the juvenile justice system, as well as adding broader options for the use of diversion. 

Friday, 16 March 2018
Juvenile Justice in the world

On 21st February, Human Rights Watch published a report which denounces violations committed by Somali authorities against the rights of children with alleged ties to the Islamist armed group Al-Shabaab, including unlawful detention and prosecution as adults in military courts. 

Monday, 26 February 2018
Juvenile Justice in the world

On 12th February the United Nations University (UNU), a UN think tank, published ‘Cradled by Conflict: Child Involvement with Armed Groups in Contemporary Conflict’, a new report based on original field research on three conflict case studies. This report argues that counter-terror efforts based on widely-held assumptions about the ideological motivations of children and youth recruited into extremist groups are unlikely to be effective, and could backfire.

Monday, 26 February 2018
Juvenile Justice in the world

On 8th February, Plan International launched an in-depth study into the status of girls’ rights in international law, titled ‘Girls’ Rights are Human Rights’, which makes recommendations regarding the protection and advancing of these rights. This organisation has also published a website, the Girls’ Rights Platform, which is designed to be a wide-ranging online resource, advocating these rights and providing stakeholders with resources to help strengthen girls’ position in international law as well as highlight the particular associated challenges. 

Thursday, 22 February 2018
Juvenile Justice in the world

Ahead of a key meeting of EU institutions and Member States on issues relating to migration and asylum, on 21st February the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child (CRC) urged European countries to end the detention of children in the context of migration. EU law currently stipulates that migrant and asylum-seeking children may be placed in detention, as a last resort, if it is in their best interests. 

Wednesday, 14 February 2018
Juvenile Justice in the world

The UN Committee on the Rights of the Child (CRC) published on 8th February its findings on the following countries which it examined during its latest session from 15th January to 2nd February in Geneva: Guatemala, Marshall Islands, Panama, Palau, Seychelles, Solomon Islands, Spain and Sri Lanka.

Wednesday, 07 February 2018
Juvenile Justice in the world

As part of Safer Internet Day on 6th February, UNICEF called for an urgent adoption of protective measures regarding children and their digital footprint. The children’s rights institution warned about the many hazards they encounter online, including inappropriate content, exploitation and sexual abuse as well as online intimidation and ill-intentioned use of their personal data.

Monday, 29 January 2018
Juvenile Justice in the world

The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) launched a new handbook on 26th January which seeks to provide coherent and consistent guidance to national authorities on the treatment of children recruited and exploited by terrorist and violent extremist groups, with emphasis on the role of the justice system.  

Friday, 19 January 2018
Juvenile Justice in the world

In a report published on 17th January, the Victims' Commissioner of England and Wales, Baroness Newlove of Warrington, highlighted the shortage of experts available to help vulnerable victims of crime, such as children, give evidence in court, thereby preventing them from being able to offer sound testimony against their attackers. 



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