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Tuesday 23rd of January 2018

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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. 

Wednesday, 17 January 2018
Juvenile Justice in the world

On the 9th January, the enactment ceremony for the new law which establishes the System of Video Interviews for children and young people who are victims of serious crime was carried out in Chile. This law seeks to avoid a double victimisation of children during the penal process, as declared by the President of Chile, Michelle Bachelet.  

Tuesday, 19 December 2017
Juvenile Justice in the world

The International Criminal Court (ICC) has ruled that former Congolese warlord Thomas Lubanga must pay $10 million in reparations to the former child soldiers forced into his militia, the largest reparation of its kind to date. 

Friday, 15 December 2017
Juvenile Justice in the world

Close to 40 recognised figures from legal, religious and artistic professional fields in Puerto Rico jointly published an open letter on the 13th December requesting that Governor Ricardo Roselló veto the new Juvenile Justice Law recently passed by the Legislative Assembly. Instigated by the Bar Association, along with its Commission on the Rights of Children, the letter explicitly requests the veto of Bills 1035 and 1036, describing these as a “serious attack on the human rights” of children in conflict with the law in Puerto Rico.

Thursday, 30 November 2017
Juvenile Justice in the world

Three specialised Children’s Courts will be introduced in Fyzabad, Port of Spain and Tobago at the end of this year, as part of the Trinidad and Tobago Juvenile Court Project (JCP). The Judiciary of Trinidad and Tobago in collaboration with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) introduced the JCP initiative in order to better protect child offenders and victims’ rights, in accordance with the Children Act 2012 and the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. 

Thursday, 16 November 2017
Juvenile Justice in the world

The recently published report ‘Correcting the Course’ aims to enhance the contemporary knowledge base on the management of juvenile violent extremist offenders (JVEOs) in custody, as well as the design and implementation of effective interventions for risk reduction and rehabilitation of children. This publication was commissioned by the Australian government to the Global Center on Cooperative Security and the International Centre for Counter-Terrorism (ICCT).  

Tuesday, 07 November 2017
Juvenile Justice in the world

Deprivation and marginalisation, underpinned by weak state governance, are the primary forces driving young Africans towards violent extremism, according to a comprehensive new study by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), presented in Brussels on the 23rd of October. The study distils the conditions and factors that shape the dynamics of the radicalisation process that leads some young Africans to join extremist groups.

Wednesday, 25 October 2017
Juvenile Justice in the world

South Gauteng High Court ruled on the 19th October that ‘reasonable chastisement’ in the home is not in line with the South African Constitution, meaning parents can no longer use this as a legal special defence if accused of violently disciplining their children.

Friday, 20 October 2017
Juvenile Justice in the world

The latest report from the Campaign for Youth Justice (CFYJ) examines US legislative achievements reducing the number of young people under the age of 18 prosecuted, tried, and incarcerated in the adult criminal justice system. This objective has led 36 states and the District of Columbia to pass 70 laws since 2005. 

Tuesday, 03 October 2017
Juvenile Justice in the world

The Committee of Constitution, Justice and Citizenship (CCJ) of the Brazilian Senate has postponed its vote on Draft Amendment to the Constitution 33/2012, which would lower the age of adult criminal responsibility in the country from 18 to 16 years.



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