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Wednesday, 03 August 2016
Juvenile Justice in the world

The World Health Organization and partners launched on July 12 seven interlinked strategies to reduce violence against children. The approaches have all been tested and all have shown concrete results. By bringing them together, WHO hopes to dramatically reduce instances of violence against children.

Thursday, 21 July 2016
Juvenile Justice in the world

In June, the Council of the European Union released its ‘Annual report on human rights and democracy in the world in 2015’ highlighting key challenges being faced at both the European and global levels. The report provides explanations of the EU’s approaches to conflicts, human rights issues and challenges to democracy through its external policies and international cooperation in development among other sectors. With regards to children, this report focuses on the issues of violence against children and children in armed conflict.

Tuesday, 05 July 2016
Juvenile Justice in the world

On the 28th of June, European children’s rights defenders adopted a joint declaration in Paris after the meeting entitled, ‘Children, Europe, Emergency. Protection and future of migrant children: A challenge for Europe’, organised by the French Defender of Rights, Jacques Toubon. The event took place on the premises of UNESCO in cooperation with the Council of Europe and ENOC (the European Network of Ombudspersons of Children). The meeting allowed ombudspersons, mediators, and children’s rights defenders to paint a clearer picture of the current migration crisis in Europe and to create a forum of ideas to consider the best practices for the reception and the protection of migrant children.

Monday, 04 July 2016
Juvenile Justice in the world

On the 16th of June, the Day of the African Child, the International Catholic Child Bureau (known as BICE by its French acronym) and fellow organizations in Africa joined forces and launched an appeal to African states, the Peace and Security Commission of the African Union, the African Committee of Experts on the Rights and the Wellbeing of Children (ACERWC), humanitarian organizations and the international community, to take all the necessary measures in order to guarantee the protection and the safeguarding of the rights of children affected by the scourge of war. 

Wednesday, 15 June 2016
Juvenile Justice in the world

Delivering on its European Agenda on Security, on the 14th of June the European Commission published a number of initiatives set out to support Member States and actors at local, regional and national level in their efforts across several policy areas, from promoting inclusive education and common values, to tackling extremist propaganda online and radicalisation in prisons.

Thursday, 02 June 2016
Juvenile Justice in the world

Following three years of negotiations, the Government of Colombia and rebels from the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) have reached an agreement allowing for the release of all children aged under 15 years recruited by the guerilla movement. The agreement includes a commitment from the FARC to draw up an action plan for the gradual demobilisation of all recruits under the age of 18.

Thursday, 12 May 2016
Juvenile Justice in the world

The Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on procedural safeguards for children who are suspects or accused persons in criminal proceedings was officially adopted by the European Council on the 21st of April, 2016, following an approval by the European Parliament in December 2015. The document provides for the implementation of a number of procedural safeguards in EU Member States for children (i.e. individuals under the age of 18) who are suspected or accused of having committed a criminal offence. 

Thursday, 28 April 2016
Juvenile Justice in the world

In its latest thematic report, the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) investigates the issue of violence and organized crime in the Americas paying particular attention to the children’s and adolescents’ perspective. 

Tuesday, 05 April 2016
Juvenile Justice in the world

On the 8th of March 2016, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) launched the Global Programme to Accelerate Action to End Child Marriage. This new global initiative aims to speed up efforts to eliminate the detrimental practice of child marriage, with a special focus on the dozen Middle Eastern, African and Asian countries with the highest rates of girls wedded before the age of 18.

Tuesday, 05 April 2016
Juvenile Justice in the world

On Sunday the 27th of March 2016, The United Nations and the Sudanese government signed an Action Plan to prevent children from being recruited into the country’s armed forces. Both the Sudanese State Minister of Social Welfare, who signed on behalf of his country, and several UN representatives pledged their commitment to the Plan, which strives for the release of youth currently serving in the nation’s security forces and the prevention of future conscription of children. The Sudanese government has promised to cooperate with the UN and appoint members to ensure the proper implementation of the action plan.

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