Reports of the European Council

Green Paper Academic Section

Based on the conclusions drawn at the end of the first three cooperation meetings of the European Council for Juvenile Justice, the members of the ECJJ decided during the Second meeting of the European Council for Juvenile Justice to focus on three issues - one per Section - and to draft one Green Paper per sections in order to have a review of three outsanding issues affecting juvenile justice throughout Europe.

Every EU Member State suffers from the crises at various extent; besides, the crises hit Europeans alike and no one, not even children, are spared. Despite the situation, we need to ensure the rights of children in conflict with the law are upheld. Financial cut-backs may mean money is tight, but this should not necessarily lead to a halt in progress. In these times of austerity and social discord, it is even imperative to continue improving children’s rights and youth justice practice across Europe.