Care and justice systems
Follow-up to the outcome of the special session of the General Assembly on children - Report of the Secretary-General
Side-event on “Girls in Detention” - Human Rights Council (29th Session) Thursday 18 June 2015, 15:00-17:00, Palais des Nations, Room XXVI
Date & Venue Thursday, 18 June 2015 – from 15:00 to 17:00
Palais des Nations, Geneva – Room XXVI
Organizers Defence for Children International (DCI)
Penal Reform International (PRI)
Office of the Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General on Violence against Children
Sponsors Permanent Mission of Switzerland to the UN
"Child-friendly justice – perspectives and experiences of professionals" - European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) Report
"Children Deprived of Liberty, a Global Perspective" Side event 28th Session Human Rights Council on 10 March, Palais des Nations, Geneva
SRSG Santos Pais joined other high UN officials and civil society in an event in the context of the 28th session of the Human Rights Council aiming at sharing information on the situation of children in detention worldwide in light of the Global Study on Children Deprived of Liberty (A/RES/69/157).
SRSG Santos Pais calls for the strengthening of restorative justice for children in the World Congress on Juvenile Justice in Geneva
"Restorative justice represents a paradigm shift in the way we envisage the justice system and its role in the safeguard of children's rights. Guided by the child's dignity and best interests, based on dialogue, negotiation and problem solving, restorative justice moves away from retributive and punitive approaches and focus on reparation and children's reintegration," stressed the SRSG in her statement to the Congress.
Summary of the panel discussion on accelerating global efforts to end violence against children - Report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights
1. Pursuant to its resolution 25/10, the Human Rights Council held a panel discussion, on 23 September 2014, at its twenty-seventh session, on accelerating global efforts to end violence against children, with a particular focus on how to better prevent violence and protect children as a global priority and cross-cutting concern, and to share best practices and lessons learned in that regard. In resolution 25/10, the Council also requested the High Commissioner to prepare a summary report on the discussions of the panel, and to submit it to the Council before its twenty-eighth session. The present report was prepared pursuant to that request.
Violence Against Children in the field of crime prevention and criminal justice - High-level panel discussion
High-level panel discussion on “Violence Against Children in the field of crime prevention and criminal justice”
Co-organized by the Permanent Missions of Austria and Thailand, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Violence against Children, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) and the Thailand Institute of Justice (TIJ).