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Friday, 04 December 2015
Juvenile Justice in the world
United States

Connecticut Governor Dannel Molloy suggested, on the 6th of November, some ground-breaking reforms for the state’s juvenile justice system. He proposed that the age of juvenile justice jurisdiction is raised from 17 to 20, and that a separate process is developed for dealing with cases for defendants and offenders from ages 21 to 25. This would make Connecticut the first state in the USA to raise the age of juvenile jurisdiction to higher than 18. The state has often been viewed as being at the forefront of juvenile justice reform. 

Friday, 04 December 2015
Juvenile Justice in the world

A recently published report called “Promoting rights and community living for children with psychosocial disabilities” takes a look at the various alternatives to institutionalised care for children with disabilities, including psychosocial disabilities, as well as their benefits. The report was co-produced by the World Health Organization and the Gulbenkian Global Mental Health Platform. 

Friday, 27 November 2015
Juvenile Justice in the world
Ireland

Ireland has become the 47th country worldwide and the twentieth EU state to successfully ban corporal punishment of children in all circumstances, including the home. On Wednesday November 11th, the parliament adopted legislation in this regard, thus removing the defence of “reasonable chastisement” from Irish law, effectively banning parents from physically punishing their sons and daughters. 

Friday, 20 November 2015
Juvenile Justice in the world

November 20th is the Universal Children’s Day.  On this day we acknowledge the importance of safeguarding and promoting the rights and welfare of children. The day marks the anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, adopted on this date in 1989, as well as that of the Declaration of the Rights of the Child, in 1959.

Friday, 13 November 2015
Juvenile Justice in the world
France

Every year, 700,000 French children are bullied at school. In an effort to combat this and raise awareness, Najat Vallaud-Belkacem, France’s Minister of Education, declared the 5th of November 2015, the first national “No to Bullying” (Non au harcèlement scolaire) day. 

Monday, 09 November 2015
Juvenile Justice in the world

On the 16th of October the “High-Level Panel Discussion on safeguarding the rights of girls in the criminal justice system” was held at the UN Headquarters in New York. The main aims of this discussion were to promote strategies that can strengthen the protection of girls from all forms of violence in the criminal justice system, ensure their access to justice and prevent deprivation of liberty. A new study on these issues was launched on this date, produced by the Office of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Violence against Children, Marta Santos Pais. Cristina Goñi, Secretary General of the IJJO, collaborated in the study and was also a speaker at the event.

Friday, 30 October 2015
Juvenile Justice in the world

The Annie E. Casey Foundation has recently published the guide “Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Youth in the Juvenile Justice System”. The guide includes recommendations on how to design an implement policies and procedures for protecting LGBT youth from harm, improving their health and prohibiting discrimination, as well as recommendations which will ensure the fulfilment of legal and professional standards governing their detention.

Wednesday, 28 October 2015
Juvenile Justice in the world

US President Barack Obama declared October ‘National Youth Justice Awareness Month’ in a statement released on the 30th of September. In the statement, President Obama emphasized the importance of prevention efforts to keep young people out of the justice system.

Friday, 16 October 2015
Juvenile Justice in the world

Building on recommendations published during the 2011 European Year of Volunteering, Clinks - an organisation that supports the work that volunteers carry out with offenders - leads a two year project entitled 'Justice Involving Volunteers in Europe (JIVE)', in partnership with seven other European organisations. One of the main objectives of JIVE is to produce data on volunteering in European criminal justice systems. To generate baseline insights, it has recently released the results of a European survey of 316 people in 22 countries.

Friday, 09 October 2015
Juvenile Justice in the world

In June, Child Rights International Network (CRIN) released a detailed analysis and commentary on how the UN Human Rights Committee addresses children’s rights in its concluding observations and general comments. 



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