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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 cooperation. The workshop was organised in the context of the publication of a Regional Study on Diversion and Other Alternative Measures for Children in Conflict with the Law in East Asian and Pacific Island… read more
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 of the Doctoral Program of Human Resource Management at the Ministry. This agreement promotes the collaboration between the Ministry of Law and Human… read more
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 Regional Plan of Action on Elimination of Violence Against Children given by Ms. Marta Santos Pais, Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General on Violence against Children (SRSG-VAC), and Ms. Datin Paduka Intan MD. Kassim, Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Culture,… read more
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 panel included Ms. Grace C. Agcaoili, Regional advisor and Child Protection Specialist at the UNICEF Regional Office, Ms. Anna Giudice Saget, Crime Prevention and… read more
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 by Ms. Datin Paduka Intan MD. Kassim, Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports, as well as representative of the ASEAN Commission on the Rights… read more
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 Professor Wisit Wisitsora-At, Director General at the Department of Juvenile Observation and Protection (DJOP) of the Ministry of Justice (MOJ), Thailand.  In his speech… read more
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 there was a visit of the various facilities.   In this regard, the centre works closely with the families of the juveniles, cooperating with the community,… read more
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 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… read more
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 of violence against children in the juvenile justice system, restorative justice, cross-border issues and diversionary and alternative measures. It was produced by the IJJO’s Asia-Pacific Council for Juvenile Justice, with the support of the Department for Juvenile… read more
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, Ministry of Children and Youth Services of the Ontario Government.This was an opportunity for these members of the Asia-Pacific Council for Juvenile Justice (APCJJ… read more