The Minutes of the Second Meeting of the APCJJ Subcommittee for ASEAN are now available as a comprehensive report, “Toward Regional Guidelines on Juvenile Justice: Promoting Cross-border Safeguards and Defining Strategies on Elimination of Violence against Children in Conflict with the Law”, to be accessed online
This meeting was organized on the 15th and 17th of June 2016 in Bangkok, Thailand, in cooperation with the Department of Juvenile Observation and Protection (DJOP) of the Thailand Institute of Justice (TIJ). The meeting was supported by the ASEAN Commission on the Rights of Women and Children (ACWC), UNODC, UNICEF and the United Nations Office of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Violence against Children.
The three topics tackled during the meeting were:
- Cross-border safeguards for children in conflict with the law in the ASEAN region. In light of ASEAN’s decision to facilitate the free movement of people across member states, the issue of cross-border safeguards for children in conflict with the law has come to the forefront of juvenile justice concerns in the ASEAN region.
- Children deprived of liberty: conditions, situations, and challenges in the context of the preparation of the United Nations Global Study on Children Deprived of Liberty.
- Strategies for eliminating violence against children (VAC) in conflict with the law: implementing the ASEAN Regional Action Plan on the Elimination of Violence against Children.