European Council for Juvenile Justice - NEWSLETTER

Third Meeting of the European Council for Juvenile Justice: the next steps forward

Following the Fifth Biennial Conference of the International Juvenile Justice Observatory, the European Council for Juvenile Justice (ECJJ) met in London and for the third time on November 7 and 8, 2012. Created to foster juvenile justice without borders at a European level, the European Council met in London, with the support of the Youth Justice Board of England and Wales, to discuss its forthcoming initiatives as well as the consequences of the financial, economic, social and political crises on juvenile justice systems throughout Europe.  [+]

3rd Meeting of the ECJJ – minutes

Brussels — December 10th 2012

Brussels – December 10th 2012

IJJO Seminar : "UN recent initiatives on Children's Rights and their consequences on juvenile justice"

On December 10 2012, the IJJO organised a seminar addressing the consequences of recent UN initiatives on juvenile justice and children’s rights. In the past few months, the United Nations’ General Assembly has indeed adopted three initiatives, which are affecting, or should soon affect, juvenile justice throughout the world: a Third Optional Protocol to the UNCRC on a Communications Procedure – Providing children with a complaint mechanism at the International level [Dec. 2011]; a Human Rights Council resolution 19/37 on the Rights of the Child [April 2012]; and a General Assembly resolution on the Human Rights in the administration of justice [Nov. 2012].   [+]

OP3 CRC Coalition website

Brussels — December 19th 2012

Brussels – December 19th 2012

IJJO Workshop: « Juvenile Justice in a changing world: investing in children in time of crises »

As promoting the development of juvenile justice across Europe is one of the main objectives of the IJJO, the organisation is eager to determine the impact the current crises have on European juvenile justice systems. With this objective, the IJJO invited a number of stakeholders in the field of juvenile justice and the rights of the child to participate in a workshop held within its premises on December 19 2012.  [+]


Brussels – December 6th and 7th 2012

The Fundamental Rights Agency´s Annual Conference

Brussels – December 6th and 7th 2012

As a member of the FRA´s Fundamental Rights Platform, the IJJO had the chance to take part at the Conference of the Agency organized under the auspices of the President of the European Parliament, Mr. Jerzy Buzek, during 6th-7th December in Brussels.  

The Conference was themed “Justice in austerity-challenges and opportunities for access to justice” and analyzed the effects of the economic crisis on judicial systems and on the right of access to justice as also enshrined in the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights. It further explored the possible ways to address the challenge of providing effective justice with limited resources and emphasized that citizen´s right to redress should not fall victim of financial cuts. The topic is in line with the theme of the 5th IJJO International Conference “Criminality or social exclusion? Justice for Children in a Divided World”, held in London, in November 2012.  [+]

2012 FRA Conference
Brussels – November 13rd and 14th 2012
The European Forum on the Rights of the Child

Brussels – November 13rd and 14th 2012

On November 13th and 14th 2012, DG Justice organised the 7th European Forum on the Rights of the Child offering a platform for the exchange of good practices and numerous networking opportunities among the actors concerned with children’s well-being. Gathering some if the most outstanding children’s rights advocates, the European Forum on the Rights of the Child is one of the highlights of the year for the International Juvenile Justice Observatory, who especially welcomed the host of a workshop dedicated to juvenile justice.   [+]

Background paper – Workshop 1 “Child-Friendly Justice”
Brussels – November 5th, 6th and 7th 2012
2012 Convention of the Platform against Poverty and Social Exclusion

Brussels – November 5th, 6th and 7th 2012

On December 5, 6 and 7, 2012 the Second Annual Convention of the Platform against Poverty and Social Exclusion took place in Brussels. Organised by the Commission (DG Employment) in partnership with the Cypriot Presidency, this Convention reviewed the progress made towards reaching poverty target and acted as a forum for consultation on the upcoming Social Investment Package. The Platform was indeed created in 2010 as one of Europe 2020 flagship initiatives (along with Youth on the Move or Innovation Union) and aims at fostering poverty reduction and job growth despite the crises the European Union face at the moment.  [+]

Brussels, February 2013

Brussels, February 2013

ECJJ White Paper

« Save money, protect society and realise youth potential - The ECJJ White Paper: Innovating and improving youth justice practice in a time of economic crisis »

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.   [+]

Brussels, February 2013

Brussels, February 2013

IJJO School: new on-line training offers for ECJJ members

Committed to develop training activities concerning the defense and protection of children, adolescents and young people in situation of social exclusion and in contact with the law, the International Juvenile Justice Observatory continues expending the scope of the International School for Juvenile Justice’s activities.   [+]

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