Advocacy briefs on child justice and child-friendly justice

The five advocacy briefs cover the rights of children in conflict with the law aim to support full respect for, and implementation of, the principles and standards on child justice.

Juvenile Justice Court in the city of Aktau, Kazakhstan.
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Highlights

The five advocacy briefs covering the rights of children in conflict with the law aim to support full respect for, and implementation of, the principles and standards on child justice as enshrined in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) and corresponding international and regional standards.

Noting that despite the many efforts to establish child justice systems in compliance with the CRC, many governments still have a long way to go in achieving full compliance in the area of child justice and child-friendly justice. These advocacy briefs can be used to support acceleration of child justice reforms and in engagement with a range of governmental and non-governmental stakeholders.

The Advocacy Briefs cover the following areas:

  1. Introduction to the five Advocacy Briefs on Child Justice and Child-Friendly Justice.
  2. Prevention of children at risk of coming in conflict with the law.
  3. The development and expanding implementation of diversion measures.
  4. The establishment of child friendly procedural rights.
  5. The development and expanding implementation of alternatives to detention.
  6. Ensuring the use of deprivation of liberty only as a measure of last resort and for the shortest appropriate period of time.
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UNICEF
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English