Second Meeting of the Asia-Pacific Council for Juvenile Justice

Presentation

The Second Meeting of the Asia-Pacific Council for Juvenile Justice will comprise two events designed around the common goal of promoting child-friendly juvenile systems which are based on international standards and norms in the Asia-Pacific Region.

  • The first part of the meeting is a practice focused event organised as a professional development training from May 5 to May 7.
  • The second part is a policy oriented event on May 8 that will focus on developing common strategies and sustainable collaboration among APCJJ participants and members.

Organised jointly by the IJJO, the Thai Department for Juvenile Observation and Protection of the Thai Ministry of Justice, and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), the Second Meeting of the APCJJ aims to support countries from the Asia-Pacific Region in their efforts to ensure the protection and promotion of the rights of children who are in conflict with the law (i.e., children alleged as, accused of, or recognised as having infringed penal law).

The content of the Second Meeting will build on the results of the APCJJ First Meeting and the conclusions drafted in the report, 'A Voice for the Future of Juvenile Justice in Asia-Pacific. Introduction to the Asia Pacific Council for Juvenile Justice and Leading Juvenile Justice Reforms in the Region'. In particular, the meeting will focus on promoting:

  • Strategies and measures aimed at preventing and responding to violence against children who are in conflict with the law.
  • Diversion and alternative measures for children in conflict with the law.
  • Restorative justice for children.

In addition, the meeting will focus on preparation for entering the ASEAN Economic Community, which will be implemented in 2015, insofar as to build justice cooperation among ASEAN member states in particular.

Register for the meeting

The Second Meeting of the APCJJ is free of charge. It will be held in English and Thai, simultaneous translation will be provided. If you would like to register, please send an email explaining why you wish to attend, along with your CV, to: asiapacificcouncil@oijj.org

Call for papers

For those professionals interested in participating as speakers, here is the official Call for papers form

The main themes of the meeting are represented in the four options given for proposals:

  • Prevention and Responses to Violence against Children in Conflict with the Law
  • Diversion and Alternative Measures for Children in Conflict with the Law
  • Restorative Justice for Children from Theory to Practice in the Asia-Pacific Region
  • Guidelines for Cross-border Treatment of Children in Conflict with the Law

The deadline is March 15, included. Please send your application to: asiapacificcouncil@oijj.org

Contact

For any additional information, please contact asiapacificcouncil@oijj.org

With the support of the Ministry of Justice of Thailand