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10 Oct 2019
It is quite problematic when children or young adults leave custody (e.g. juvenile prison) and have no plans about their future. It means they do not know where to stay, what job to do or if they should go back to school. This resettlement outcome...
24 Apr 2019
State institutions need to put more emphasis on the protection of child rights and freedoms by putting them at the core of their activities, said the participants of the two-year regional initiative, ‘Equal Access to Justice for Children in the...
15 Jan 2019
The National Network for Children in Bulgaria condemned the statements of the Deputy Minister of Justice Mr. Evgeni Stoyanov during a morning talk show on the TV channel bTV. Mr. Stoyanov had insinuated that children detained by the law may be...
07 Nov 2018
"Children undergoing legal procedures are particularly vulnerable," said Valeri Yordanov, Deputy Chairperson of the State Agency for Child Protection in Bulgaria, at a conference on "Professionalization of Social and Educational Interventions in the...
18 Jan 2018
Legal World (Правен свят) announced that the Minister of Justice has launched a public debate on a "deviation from criminal proceedings and imposing of remedial measures on minors." This bill has been discussed by the Council On the Implementation...
13 Dec 2017
On the 29th of November, the results of the project "The Right(s) court for children" were presented among more than 50 participants in Hotel Sheraton, Zagreb, Croatia.  Juvenile Judge Lana Peto Kujundzic and Ivana Milas Klarić, a former...
10 Nov 2016
"UNICEF" reports that when G.P. was 15, he was already in trouble with the law. A few years previous, he would have been sent to the Lipjan Correctional Centre – Kosovo’s only juvenile detention facility. But thanks to recent juvenile justice...
18 Oct 2016
20 children from two high schools in Zagreb visited Childreen's Ombudsman's Office as a part of the project „Right(s) court for children“ implemented by Brave Phone in Croatia - in partnership with Terre des hommes. Ivana Milas Klarić, Child...
14 Dec 2015
The New York Times is featuring a discussion concerning the juvinile justice system in the US and whether children (and at what age) should be tried as adults.  This opinion piece argues that the age should be raised to 21 (versus 18).  In addition...

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