Care and justice systems

Report of the Special Rapporteur on the sale of children, child prostitution and child pornography

A/70/222
31/07/2015
Summary
 
The present report is submitted pursuant to General Assembly resolution 69/157. The Special Rapporteur, Maud de Boer-Buquicchio, describes the activities undertaken in relation to the discharge of her mandate since her previous report to the Assembly (A/69/262).
 
She also provides a study containing an analysis of the effects of the sale and sexual exploitation of children on child victims and advocates for the establishment of comprehensive, rights-based and child-centred care, recovery and reintegration programmes as part of effective national child protection systems.

Follow-up to the outcome of the special session of the General Assembly on children - Report of the Secretary-General

A/70/265
03/08/2015
Summary
 
The present report assesses the steps taken in 2014 to achieve a world fit for children, highlighting the gaps in achievement as well as the strategic shifts necessary to achieve the unmet goals.
The report has been prepared in response to General Assembly resolution S-27/2, adopted at the twenty-seventh special session in 2002, and resolutions 58/282 and 61/272, in which the Assembly requested the Secretary-General to report regularly on progress made in implementing the Plan of Action included in the annex to the resolution entitled “A world fit for children”.

The girl child - Report of the Secretary-General

A/70/267
04/08/2016
Summary
 
The present report responds to the request of the General Assembly in its resolution 68/146 that the Secretary-General submit a report on the implementation of the resolution. It contains a brief overview of international obligations and global commitments with respect to the girl child. It addresses progress and challenges in areas such as poverty, equity, education, health, nutrition, water, sanitation and hygiene, HIV and AIDS, protection from violence, abuse and exploitation, child participation and human rights education

Side-event on “Girls in Detention” - Human Rights Council (29th Session) Thursday 18 June 2015, 15:00-17:00, Palais des Nations, Room XXVI

18/06/2015

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

Background

"Child-friendly justice – perspectives and experiences of professionals" - European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) Report

06/05/2015
Each year hundreds of thousands of children across the EU are involved in legal proceedings. Justice systems need to do more to cater to the needs of these children, finds the latest report from the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA). Making justice more child-friendly is in the best interests of the child, improves child protection and their meaningful participation in judicial proceedings.

Justice needs to be more child-friendly, finds European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights report

Justice needs to be more child-friendly, finds European Union Agency for Fundame
06/05/2015
Each year hundreds of thousands of children across the EU are involved in legal proceedings. Justice systems need to do more to cater to the needs of these children, finds the latest report from the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA). Making justice more child-friendly is in the best interests of the child, improves child protection and their meaningful participation in judicial proceedings.

"Children Deprived of Liberty, a Global Perspective" Side event 28th Session Human Rights Council on 10 March, Palais des Nations, Geneva

Panel On Children Deprived of Liberty: A Global Call
10/03/2015

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

Photo: Carolina Guerrero / Marta Santos Pais Restorative Justice Congress
28/01/2015

"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

A/HRC/28/34
16/12/2014

I. Introduction

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.