Care and justice systems

Human rights in the administration of justice (A/RES/67/166)

A/RES/67/166
20/03/2013

Human rights in the administration of justice

The General Assembly,

Bearing in mind the principles embodied in articles 3, 5, 8, 9 and 10 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights1 and the relevant provisions of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and the Optional Protocols thereto,in particular articles 6, 7, 9 and 10 of the Covenant, the Convention on the Rights of the Child,in particular articles 37, 39 and 40, and the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights,as well as all other relevant international treaties,

Calling attention to the numerous international standards in the field of the administration of justice,

United Nations Principles and Guidelines on Access to Legal Aid in Criminal Justice Systems (A/RES/67/187)

A/RES/67/187
03/10/2012

 

United Nations Principles and Guidelines on Access to Legal Aid in Criminal Justice Systems

The General Assembly,

Recalling the Universal Declaration of Human Rights,1 which enshrines the key principles of equality before the law and the presumption of innocence, as well as the right to a fair and public hearing by an independent and impartial tribunal, along with all the guarantees necessary for the defence of anyone charged with a penal offence, other minimum guarantees and the entitlement to be tried without undue delay,

SRSG welcomes landmark decision by the Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice to develop model strategies for the elimination of violence against children in crime prevention and criminal justice

29/04/2013

29 April 2013 - Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Violence against Children Marta Santos Pais welcomed the adoption by the 23rd session of the United Nations Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice of a resolution calling for model strategies and practical measures on the elimination of violence against children in the field of crime prevention and criminal justice.

The resolution builds upon the joint report issued in 2012 by the Special Representative, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) on prevention of and responses to violence against children within the juvenile justice system.

Violence against children features highly at the Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice during presentation of Joint Report on Prevention of and Responses to Violence against Children

Marta Santos Pais UNDOC
25/04/2013

25 April 2013 - A side event on the crucial issue of violence against children in the criminal justice system took place during the 22nd Session of the Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice. Speakers view the UN's standard and norms in the area of crime prevention and criminal justice as offering strong support to children, but they also expressed fear that violence against children increases the likelihood of further violence.

During the event, the "Joint Report of UNODC, OHCHR and the Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Violence against Children on Prevention of and Responses to Violence against Children within the Juvenile Justice System" was presented to the audience.

High-level Panel Discussion on Prevention of and responses to violence against children within the juvenile justice system

Marta Santos Pais Juvenile Justice
08/10/2012

The event was co-organized by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), the Office of the High-Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) and the SRSG on Violence against Children, with the support of the Governments of Austria and Thailand. The panel discussion was chaired by Her Royal Highness Princess Bajrakitiyabha Mahidol of Thailand, Chairperson of the Commission on Crime and Criminal Justice and counted on the participation of experts from the United Nations, USA and the Council of Europe.

The three UN partners launched a report which was informed by the Expert Consultation on the prevention of and responses to violence against children within the juvenile justice system, held in January 2012 in Vienna.

High-level Panel Discussion on Prevention of and responses to violence against children within the juvenile justice system

Marta Santos Pais Juvenile Justice System
08/10/2012

High-level Panel Discussion on Prevention of and responses to violence against children within the juvenile justice system held on Monday, 8 October 2012, from 13.15 to 14.30, in Conference Room 1, North Lawn Building, UN Headquarters, New York.

Event hosted by the Government of Thailand and co-organized with the Government of Austria, UNODC, OHCHR and SRSG on Violence against Children.

Event chaired by Her Royal Highness Princess Bajrakitiyabha Mahidol of Thailand, Chairperson of the Commission on Crime and Criminal Justice. 

Lauch of the Joint Report on Prevention of and Responses to Violence against Children within the Juvenile Justice System

08/10/2012

Launch at the United Nations, in New York, of the "Joint Report on Prevention of and Responses to Violence against Children within the Juvenile Justice System" developed by the SRSG on Violence against Children, UNODC and OHCHR

Safe and child sensitive counselling, complaint and reporting mechanisms

EXPERT CONSULTATION

on

Safe and child sensitive counselling, complaint and reporting mechanisms

on violence against children

 Geneva 30 September-1 October 2010

 

 


 

 

 

Law Reform

 

  EXPERT MEETING

on the

 Legal Framework Required to Prohibit, Prevent and Respond to all forms of Violence against Children

 

Geneva, 6-7 July 2011

 


 

 CONCEPT NOTE