Situation analysis of juvenile justice system in Jordan

Protecting children from harm through a child friendly justice system

Highlights
  • Jordan has taken giant strides in recent years towards establishing a restorative justice system for juveniles in compliance with the Convention on the Rights of the Child, including raising the minimum age of criminal responsibility from 7 to 12 years of age.
  • These are bold and critical milestones for the protection of children in Jordan. However, continued collective efforts are needed to ensure that children in conflict with the law are protected from further harm through a child friendly justice system.
  • Keeping this goal in mind, and in response to the 2014 Concluding Observations of the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child to Jordan, NCFA, in partnership with UNICEF, have produced a Situation Analysis of the Juvenile Justice System in Jordan in 2017.
  • This situational analysis identify areas that need to be addressed and strengthened for effective implementation of Jordan’s Juvenile Law No. 32 adopted in 2014, as well as identify areas that require further revision to be compliant with the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) and other international standards related to children in conflict.
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UNICEF Jordan

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