Advocacy Strategies Training Manual: General Comment No. 10 on Children's Rights in Juvenile Justice

This DCI training manual aims to provide concrete tips and tools for conducting advocacy on juvenile justice issues at the national level.


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�Protecting the Rights of Children in Conflict with the Law - Research on Alternatives to the Deprivation of Liberty in Eight Countries�

This paper presents an analysis of the legislation on alternatives to deprivation of liberty in 8 countries. The project was produced for DCI by students of the Master of Advanced Studies in Child Rights at the University of Fribourg.


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Fact Sheets - General Comment No.10 - Children's Rights in Juvenile Justice

DCI has produced a series of 7 Fact Sheets on various themes in GC 10 including:

- Introduction

- Preventing Juvenile Delinquency

- Promoting Diversion

- Ensuring Appropriate Age Limits of Criminal Responsibility

- Guaranteeing a Fair Trial

- Prohibiting the Death Penalty and Life Imprisonment

- Deprivation of Liberty as a Last Resort


Desaf�os Para el Cumplimento de la Convenci�n sobre los Derechos del Ni�o

A short booklet on experiences from the first phase of the DCI-Latin American Regional Project on Juvenile Justice


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From Legislation to Action? Trends in Juvenile Justice Systems Across 15 Countries

This report is a preliminary mapping of the implementation of relevant international standards on juvenile justice in Albania, Argentina, Belgium, Bolivia, Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, France, Ghana, Italy, the Netherlands, Niger, Palestine, Sierra Leone and Uganda in 2007


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Violence against Children in Conflict with the Law: A Study on Indicators and Data Collection in Belgium, England and Wales, France and the Netherlands

This report was produced by DCI-Netherlands in collaboration with the Howard League for Penal Reform, DCI-Belgium and DCI-France, with the support of the Daphne II Programme of the European Commission.

The study of four European countries reveals alarming and repressive policies towards children in conflict with the law, including rising numbers of children in detention, and the prevalence of violence in youth custodial institutions.

Report available in: ENGLISH / FRANCAIS

UN Common Approach on Justice for Children

The goal of the justice for children approach is to ensure that children, defined by the

Convention on the Rights of the Child as all persons under the age of eighteen, are better served

and protected by justice systems, including the security and social welfare sectors.


Compendio de instrumentos nacionales e internacionales - Justicia Penal Juvenil

A comendium of national and international instruments on Juvenile Justice produced (in Spanish only) by DCI-Costa Rica.


Seminario � Las Sanciones Alternativas a la prisi�n y la Justicia Penal Juvenil de Centroam�rica

Report in Spanish of a seminar on alternatives to prison for juvenile justice systems in Central America produced by DCI-Costa Rica.

Applicable standards to minors throughout the different stages of the justice system. A compendium of relevant international standards, April 2006, Defence for Children International, Geneva. Please contact [email protected] for more information.

Kids Behind Bars. A study on children in conflict with the law: towards investing in prevention, stopping incarceration and meeting international standards, November 2003, Defence for Children International The Netherlands, Amsterdam. Please visit for more information

The Unwanted Child of State Responsibility. An analysis and Commentary on issues of Juvenile Justice in the Concluding Observations of the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child (1993-2000), International Network on Juvenile Justice, Defence for Children International, Geneva. Please contact [email protected] for more information.

No Kids Behind Bars! Global Campaign:

Des Enfants en Prison avec des Adultes, 1986, Katarina Tomasewski, Fayard Le Sarment, D�fense des Enfants International. Please contact [email protected] for more information.

Debating Youth Justice: From Punishment to Problem Solving? (2007). Centre for Crime and Justice Studies, King's College, London. Please visit:


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