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2016 Aug 25

From the 16th to the 18th of August 2016, the UNICEF East Asia and Pacific Regional Office (EAPRO) held a Regional Workshop on Diversion and Other Alternative Measures for Children in Conflict with the Law in Bangkok, Thailand.

This workshop consisted of presentations and debates regarding standards, research findings & promising practices in the EAP region, as well as regional... read more

2016 Jun 30

On 17 June 2016, a Collaboration Agreement for the development of research, training and communication activities in the field of Juvenile Justice was signed by Dr. Francisco Legaz Cervantes, Chairman of the International Juvenile Justice Observatory, and Dr. Mualimin Abdi, Director General of Human Rights of the Ministry of Law and Human Rights of the Republic of Indonesia, who was represented by Mr. Andi Taletting Langi, Deputy Director... read more

2016 Jun 21

The third day focused on the ASEAN Regional Plan of Action on Elimination of Violence Against Children, in particular on the role of the ASEAN Socio-Cultural Community (ASCC) on policy and legal reform for the protection of children in conflict with the law.

The day began with a presentation on the ASEAN... read more

2016 Jun 16

The second day’s afternoon session started with a presentation on the UN Global Study on Children Deprived of Liberty by Ms. Marta Santos Pais, Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General on Violence against Children (SRSG-VAC).

This was followed by a roundtable discussion on the issue of ‘Bringing together regional and international expertise’, moderated and with remarks by Dr. Ton Liefaard. The discussion... read more

2016 Jun 16

The second day of the meeting began with presentations by ASEAN Member States representatives, who introduced their countries’ perspectives on cross-border issues concerning children in conflict with the law, regarding interventions, plans, challenges, and recommendations. This session included representatives and experts from Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines and Singapore.

In this session:

- Brunei was represented... read more

2016 Jun 15

The inaugural day of the APCJJ Subcommittee for ASEAN’s Second Meeting in Bangkok, Thailand, held on June 15th, was dedicated to the issue of cross-border safeguards for children in conflict with the law.

This three-day event, which is being organised by the International Juvenile Justice Observatory (IJJO) in partnership with the Thai Ministry of Justice, was opened by the IJJO Chairman, Dr. Francisco Legaz Cervantes, and... read more

2016 Jun 15

On the 13th of June, a delegation composed by representatives of the IJJO and UNICEF were invited by DJOP-Ministry of Justice to visit the Ban Karuna Juvenile Vocational Training Centre for Boys, a centre of deprivation of liberty for children and young adults located near Bangkok. The director and staff of the centre briefed the delegation on the centre’s organisation, activities, and psychosocial intervention methodology, after which... read more

2016 May 12

The Second Meeting of the APCJJ Subcommittee for the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) Member States will take place from the 15th to the 17th of June 2016 in Bangkok, Thailand. The APCJJ Subcommittee for ASEAN is a section of the International Juvenile Justice Observatory’s Asia-Pacific Council for The Second Meeting of the APCJJ Subcommittee for the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) Member States will take... read more

2016 Mar 23

The International Juvenile Justice Observatory (IJJO) is proud to present the ‘Addressing Juvenile Justice Priorities in the Asia-Pacific Region’ report. The aim of this report is to identify and analyse the priority issues for juvenile justice systems in the Asia-Pacific region. Accordingly, the report deals with the issues... read more

2015 Oct 19
APCJJ-NACJJ exchange on juvenile justice systems of Thailand and Canada

During a study visit to Canada in September, Mr. Veerayuth Sukcharoen and Dr. Kattiya Ratanadilok, the Director General and the Head of Research and Development of the Department of Juvenile Observation and Protection of the Thai Ministry of Justice (DJOP) respectively, carried out an informal meeting in Ontario with Ms. Dale Elliott, Manager of the Youth Justice Strategic Policy and Planning Unit, Youth Justice Services Division,... read more