Justice for children
A justice system that is fully harmonised with the principle of the best interest of the child is essential for all children, particularly for children from vulnerable and dysfunctional families.
UNICEF supports changes that help ensure the full protection of all children, particularly children victims and witnesses of crime to avoid secondary victimization.
We are helping to build a system based on the ‘best interests of the child’ in judicial proceedings, one in which child participation is supported when decisions are made about their custody, care and protection.
Together with the Ministries of Justice and Labour, Employment, Veteran and Social Affairs, UNICEF contributes to improving children’s access to justice and supports the Government’s efforts to establish a system that focuses on the reintegration of juvenile offenders through prioritization of diversionary measures over punitive ones.