Observatorio Europeo de Justicia Juvenil - OEJJ

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Definition and mission

The European Juvenile Justice Observatory is set up as an organisation whose vocation is to contribute to the continuous improvement of juvenile justice in Europe, promoting cooperation between public administrations, universities and NGOs involved in the topic.

This is why it is committed to securing the exchange of information, communication, debate and analysis between the different juvenile justice systems, as well as to making proposals in different fields which affect the development of juvenile justice in Europe with the ultimate objective of encouraging the integration of our minors and young people in conflict with the law.

The actions of the European Juvenile Justice Observatory are, at all time, based on:
• The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, adopted unanimously by the United Nations General Assembly within the framework of its resolution 44/25 of 20 November 1989
• The United Nations Guidelines for the Prevention of Juvenile Delinquency (The Riyadh Guidelines).
• United Nations Standard Minimum Rules for the Administration of Juvenile Justice (The Beijing Rules).
• United Nations Standard Minimum Rules for Non-custodial Measures (The Tokyo Rules).
• The Recommendations of the United Nations General Assembly on Children of 2002 "A wWorld Fit for Children".
• The Council of Europe's European Convention on the Exercise of children's Rights of 25 January 1996 and, in particular, Articles 1 and 3-9 thereof.
• The Council of Europe Committee of Ministers' Recommendation to Member States concerning new ways of dealing with juvenile delinquency and the role of juvenile justice of 24 September 2003
• General Comment No 10(2007) on children’s rights in juvenile justice of the Committee on the Rights of the Child.
• Recommendation CM/Rec(2008)11 of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe, on the European Rules for juvenile offenders subject to sanctions or measures, adopted on November 5th 2008.
• The opinion of the European Economic and Social Committee entitled 'The Prevention of Juvenile Delinquency. Ways of dealing with juvenile delinquency and the role of the juvenile justice system in the European Union'.

European Juvenile Justice Observatory (EJJO) - 50, Rue Mercelis, 1050 - Brussels - BELGIUM - Phone: 00 32 262 98890 - oejj@oejj.org