In February 2022, the IIJ launched the IIJ Juvenile Justice Notes for Practitioners with support from the Governments of the United States.
These Notes, will guide prosecutors, judges, investigators, defence counsel and detention officials in the management and special handling of children involved in terrorism cases, implementing the Global Counterterrorism Forum (GCTF) Neuchâtel Memorandum on Good Practices for Juvenile Justice in a Counterterrorism Context.
The two-day virtual public launch event was attended by 379 practitioners and featured presentations from subject matter experts from the United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF), United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), Council of Europe, the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs of Switzerland, the United States Department of State, the Government of Nigeria, the Government of The Philippines, and other countries served by the IIJ.
The IIJ is developing an ambitious plan to disseminate the Notes and assist practitioners in implementing them in their day-to-day work through identified needs-based programmes.
For more information on this workshop or the IIJ Juvenile Justice Initiative, please contact IIJ Programme Manager Mr. Emerson Cachon.