World Congress on Juvenile Justice

Welcome and opening ceremony
International norms and the diversity of justice systems Prevention
Strengthening juvenile justice systems
Good practices in implementation
International mechanisms and regional cooperation Closing ceremony

Opening ceremony

16:30 to 17:30
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Opening ceremony  Chairperson :

H.E. Mr Alexandre FASEL, Ambassador of Switzerland to the United Nations in Geneva

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First-hand testimony - Presentation of films on juvenile justice

17:30 to 18:30
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  • The film "ADDICT"
  • Testimony
  • Presentation of a documentary
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Expert presentations: the general context of juvenile justice

09:15 to 10:15
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  • Restorative juvenile justice: definition, principles and spirit (UN Special Representative of the Secretary- General on Violence against Children)
  • The spirit and principles of juvenile justice according to the “child rights approach” (UNICEF)
  • The place of juvenile justice in global justice reform and from a development perspective (UNODC)
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Representatives of regional bodies and mechanisms in juvenile justice

10:45 to 12:10
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• Representatives of regional bodies and mechanisms will present overviews and trends in juvenile justice from a regional perspective

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Expert round table

12:10 to 13:00
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Reflections on applying international norms in countries with diverse legal and judicial frameworks

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Inauguration of exhibitions of photographs and children’s drawings

14:00 to 14:30
Others FR

Photographers:

- Mr Olivier ARGENTI (Italy)
- Ms Claire BREDENOORD (for Mr Richard ROSS, photographer USA)

Presentation by Ms Jessica
SCHWEIZER, Terre des hommes

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Country examples

14:30 to 15:50
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• Country delegates will present their prevention policies and practices

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Expert round table

15:50 to 16:45
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Additional comments on approaches to prevention

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Special workshop

17:15 to 19:00
Discussion FR EN ES AR RU

The place and role of the police in juvenile justice

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Expert presentations

09:00 to 10:20
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• Elaborating and improving juvenile justice laws and procedures

• Judicial guarantees and child participation at all stages of the system

• The range of options for diversion and non-custodial measure

• Content and methodology of initial and ongoing training for relevant actors

 

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Country examples

10:50 to 12:10
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• Country delegates will share lessons learned from their own work in juvenile justice system reform

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Expert round table

12:10 to 13:00
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• Discussion on the improvement of juvenile justice laws and procedures

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Workshop 3

14:30 to 16:30
Others FR EN AR

Juvenile justice system reform

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Workshop 4

14:30 to 16:30
Others FR EN

The protection of child victims/survivors and witnesses

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Workshop 5

14:30 to 16:30
Others FR EN ES

Juvenile justice in relation to migrant children 

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Workshop 6

14:30 to 16:30
Others FR EN RU

Data collection and the use of statistics

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Workshop 7

14:30 to 16:30
Others FR EN

Sensitizing public opinion on the principles and practice of juvenile justice

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Workshop 8

14:30 to 16:30
Others FR EN

The gender perspective in relation to juvenile justice

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Side event organised by CRIN

16:45 to 18:00
Discussion EN

"Stop making children criminals: the minimum age debate - separating responsibility from criminalisation "

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Presentation of a film on juvenile justice : « Petecuy la película »

18:00 to 19:50
Others ES EN

UNODC (in Spanish, subtitled in English)

 

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Side event

20:00 to 21:45
Others FR

Juvenile justice in the Geneva region

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Expert presentations

09:00 to 10:20
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• The role of families

• Success factors in implementing diversion and non-custodial measures

• Respecting child rights when implementing custodial measures

• Evaluation of placement measures

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Country examples

10:50 to 12:10
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• Country examples of good practices in implementing judicial decisions

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Experts round table

12:10 to 13:10
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• Coordination between public actors and civil society

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Presentation by Terre des hommes - Switzerland

13:45 to 14:30
Others EN

" Lessons learned and perspectives after 20 years of experience in juvenile justice in India"

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Workshop 14

14:30 to 16:30
Others FR EN AR

Prevention of institutional violence

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Workshop 9

14:30 to 16:30
Others FR EN ES RU

Innovative practices in relation to restorative juvenile justice

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Workshop 10

14:30 to 16:30
Others FR EN

Case management

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Workshop 11

14:30 to 16:30
Others EN ES

Budgetary framework and cost-benefit analysis in relation to juvenile justice measures

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Workshop 12

14:30 to 16:30
Others FR EN

The physical and mental health of children deprived of their liberty

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Workshop 13

14:30 to 16:30
Others FR ES

Psycho-social approaches in dealing with, and reintegrating, child victims/ survivors and witnesses

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“Sounding the alarm”

17:00 to 18:45
Others FR

What are the strategic entry points and practical tools available to the authorities and civil society to reduce the worst violations of child rights in the justice system?

Workshop 15a - Workshop 15b - Workshop 15c

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Workshop 15c

17:00 to 18:46
Others FR

Juvenile justice in humanitarian situations

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Expert presentations

09:00 to 10:40
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  • Committee on the Rights of the Child
  • Call for a “Global Study on Children Deprived of Liberty” 
  • Presentation of the International Panel on Juvenile Justice 
  • Project to develop officially recognized, online training on juvenile justice 
  • Summary and recommendations from the Congress presentations and workshops 
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Regional Workshops

11:09 to 12:45
Others FR EN ES AR RU

These workshops aim to identify existing forms of regional cooperation and to generate ways to strengthen them in the following areas: legislative reform; promotion of restorative juvenile justice; content and evaluation of initial and ongoing training; inter-country cooperation regarding migrant children; prevention of the worst violations of children’s rights, etc.

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Workshop 19

11:10 to 12:45
Others ES

Latin America and Caribbean 

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Workshop 20b

11:10 to 12:45
Others EN

Middle East

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Workshop 21

11:10 to 12:45
Others EN

Western Europe and Others

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Workshop 16b

11:10 to 12:45
Others EN

Africa

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Workshop 18

11:10 to 12:45
Others EN

Central and Eastern Europe

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Plenary session

14:45 to 16:00
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  •  Evaluation of the Congress
  •  Final Declaration
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Closing ceremony

16:00 to 17:00
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Concluding speeches :

• UNODC
Ms Alexandra MARTINS

• Defence for Children International
Mr Benoît VAN KEIRSBILCK

• Mr Beat MUMENTHALER,
President of the Terre des hommes Foundation

• Mr Bernardo STADELMANN,
Federal Office of Justice (Switzerland)

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