Monday 18th of March 2019

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Tuesday, 02 May 2017
Juvenile Justice in the world

On April 12th, the United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres appointed Virginia Gamba for the position of Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) for Children and Armed Conflict. 

Friday, 28 April 2017
Juvenile Justice in the world

In March 2017, the LGBT Subcommittee of the Federal Advisory Committee on Juvenile Justice (FACJJ) published its recommendations for the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP), regarding strategies to advance US juvenile justice reform for LGBQ/GNCT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, questioning/gender nonconforming, transgender) youth. 

Thursday, 20 April 2017
Juvenile Justice in the world

On April 5th, Mexico’s National Commission of Human Rights (CNDH) published the report 1/2017 on treatment and conditions in youth detention centres. This report was produced following visits to five of Mexico City’s juvenile detention centres this past January, and presents the weaknesses found in these centres. 

Thursday, 20 April 2017
Juvenile Justice in the world

On April 10th, New York joined the other 48 US states which do not automatically treat 16 and 17-year-olds as adults in criminal proceedings. Andrew Cuomo, governor of New York, signed a new bill raising the age of criminal responsibility to 18 years of age for those charged with non-violent crimes. The bill will also allow these minors to be moved out of adult prisons and into juvenile detention centres.

Thursday, 20 April 2017
Juvenile Justice in the world

May is the last month for Non-Governmental Organizations to apply for consultative status with ECOSOC if they wish to be considered by the NGO Committee in 2018. Those interested should submit their application and required documents on or before the deadline of 1 June 2017.

Friday, 07 April 2017
Juvenile Justice in the world

On March 29, 2017, Italy voted in favour of a law that regulates the acceptance of unaccompanied migrant children on their territory. With this vote, the country considered by many migrants as the gateway to the European Union, has distinguished itself from its peers by becoming a pioneer in juvenile migration legislation.

Wednesday, 29 March 2017
Juvenile Justice in the world

On March 28th the Irish cabinet agreed to end the sentencing of children to adult prisons, a practice which had been in the past repeatedly criticized by various international human rights bodies.  

Thursday, 23 March 2017
Juvenile Justice in the world

On March 23rd , the Child Rights International Network (CRIN) released a guide entitled 'When the State doesn’t care', detailing the legal and practical tools available to get redress for violations of children's rights in care institutions in Eastern and Southeastern Europe and the Caucasus. It follows on CRIN’s global report on access to justice for children, published in 2016.

Monday, 20 March 2017
Juvenile Justice in the world

Out of the 50 states of the United States, 43 of them have the maximum age of juvenile court jurisdiction set at 17, seven of which changed their legislation over the past 10 years. However, the states of Georgia, Michigan, Missouri, New York, North Carolina, Texas and Wisconsin still automatically place 16- or 17-year olds under adult court jurisdiction.

Wednesday, 15 March 2017
Juvenile Justice in the world

On March 8th, Kuwait’s National Assembly unanimously agreed on a juvenile justice law reform. The bill of this reform includes a clause which states that “no minors, under any circumstances, should ever face the death penalty or life imprisonment”. 



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