Juvenile justice

Child Justice Advocacy Group (2017 - present)

CRIN is a member of The Child Justice Advocacy Group, a coalition of nine NGOs working on juvenile justice that responds to emerging issues as an authoritative group to strengthen advocacy efforts. The Child Justice Advocacy Group is composed of Terre des hommes (Tdh), Penal Reform International (PRI), Defence for Children International (DCI), Child Rights International Network (CRIN) , World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT), International Association of Youth and Family Judges and Magistrates (AIMJF), Vivere, and the International Catholic Child Bureau (BICE).

Members of the group organised the World Congress on Justice for Children, held at UNESCO in Paris in May 2018, involving over 900 experts from more than 90 countries. The event spotlighted “violent extremism” and included consultations as part of the Global Study on Children Deprived of Liberty.

Read more about the work on children deprived of liberty.

Shoruq (2014 - present)

CRIN has partnered with Shoruq since September 2014 with the opening of a legal clinic in Dheisheh Refugee Camp in the Bethlehem Governorate of the West Bank. The clinic provided comprehensive support to refugee children involved in the criminal justice system of the Palestinian Authority, from legal advice and representation in police stations and courtrooms, to counselling and follow-up in schools and the community.

CRIN and Shoruq documented the pilot phase of the project and have published the results to help other organisations seeking to launch legal clinic projects to protect and promote children’s rights.

Inter Agency Panel on Juvenile Justice (1997 - present)

CRIN is a member of the UN Interagency Panel on Juvenile Justice (IPJJ), a coordination panel on technical advice and assistance in juvenile justice, composed of 13 UN agencies and non-governmental organisations actively involved in juvenile justice. It was established following UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) Resolution 1997/30. The Panel functions as a platform for the exchange of information and expertise at national, regional and international level. IPJJ members are present in over 180 countries and carry out joint actions in the areas of advocacy, policy development, capacity-building, legal reform, research and publications, monitoring, data-collection and evaluation.

Read more about the Interagency Panel on Juvenile Justice.