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Monday 10th of December 2018

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Friday, 05 October 2018
Juvenile Justice in the world

South Sudan’s Ambassadors Kureng Garang and Agnes Oswaha formalised the country’s accession to the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the involvement of children in armed conflict (OPAC), during a ceremony that took place on the margins of the 73rd General Assembly debates at the UN headquarters in New York on September 27th. This makes South Sudan the 168th country to agree to the OPAC.

Tuesday, 14 August 2018
Juvenile Justice in the world

The UK Ministry of Justice has published a report written by Professor Rosie Meek of the University of London that highlights the positive impacts of sport, exercise and healthy living on young offenders imprisoned in the country. 

Friday, 10 August 2018
Juvenile Justice in the world

A new report from the Victorian Auditor-General’s Office has been published, entitled 'Managing Rehabilitation Services in Youth Detention', examining the implementation of juvenile justice and socio-educational standards within the detention context in the Australian state of Victoria. The document, produced following assessment from January to June 2017, sheds light on the shortcomings of the system and sets out steps to ensure fair access to education and other rehabilitation opportunities for all young offenders.

Wednesday, 27 June 2018
Juvenile Justice in the world

The NGO Panel for the Global Study on Children Deprived of Liberty has developed a guidance document to inform the NGO community about the GSCDL, its origin, its implementation, the methodology of work and the role of the NGOs, and more broadly civil society and the academic world, about the role they can play in the Study, including the ways they can support and contribute to it.

Wednesday, 27 June 2018
Juvenile Justice in the world

The EU Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) has recently published a new set of findings on differences in legal minimum ages to help the EU and its Member States eliminate inconsistencies, protection gaps and seemingly arbitrary restrictions resulting from different age thresholds. To highlight these differences the Agency mapped the national legal age requirements in various areas across the EU.

Thursday, 21 June 2018
Juvenile Justice in the world

The CSG Justice Centre and the Centre for Juvenile Justice Reform (CJJR) at Georgetown University´s McCourt School of Public Policy have released a publication, ‘Transforming Juvenile Justice Systems to Improve Public Safety and Youth Outcomes’, detailing six possible strategies for states to employ in order to improve their juvenile justice systems, based on the input of nearly 50 researches, national experts and other professionals in this field. 

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.

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  • Head Office: Rue Mercelis, nº 50. 1050. Brussels. Belgium

    Phone: 00 32 262 988 90. Fax: 00 32 262 988 99. oijj@oijj.org

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