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The Ministry of Justice has begun amending the Kosovo Juvenile Justice Code. For this purpose, two workshops were organised with the support of UNICEF, with the participation of experts and professionals in juvenile justice, like: judges, prosecutors, representatives of Probation and Correctional Service, university teachers, etc. The purpose of the amendments  of this law is to improve standards in the field of justice for children, in conformity with the most advanced standards, such as shorten the maximum period of detention, increase diversion measures and alternative sentencing, to avoid the difficulties encountered in practice by practitioners of this law. The amendments will also cover the protection of children under the age of criminal responsibility, child witnesses and victims of crime, as well as protective measures for them. These areas have so far not been covered by any law specifically for children, but have been mainly dealt through general provisions. Work on amending and supplementing the Law, will continue further with the inclusion of other stakeholders, including civil society.

26 May 2016
23 May 2016
Fatjona Mejdini reports for the Balkan Insight news platform about the recently launched petition in Albania demanding changes to the criminal code to toughen punishments for those found guilty of abusing orphaned children.  According to the article...
25 Apr 2016
In real life, being a child in court could be a risk of the game to be over. If at some point, a child didn’t know how to make use of their rights and obligations, they would easily become a suspect, a witness, a criminal or a victim. A consortia of...
12 Apr 2016
Collaboration agreement between Probation Service Sprovus and local institutions are considered important for implementation of measures and alternative sanctions in Kosovo. In this regard, Kosovo Probation Service, through the Regional Office in...
Preparing the study visit

Moldovan professionals will learn from Romanian experience in preventing juvenile delinquency 

24 Mar 2016
A group of Moldovan professionals working in the Juveniles Justice area and representatives of Terre des hommes Moldova will undertake a study tour to Romania between the 28th of March and the 2nd of April, 2016. The group of professionals from...
21 Mar 2016
30 children from two high schools in Zagreb visited County court as part of the Terre des Hommes project „Rights court for children“ where Brave Phone is an implementing partner in Croatia. Lana Peto Kujundžić, Judge for youth and Matea Babić,...
03 Mar 2016
The Council of Europe's Committee of Ministers has just adopted new Council of Europe Strategy for the Rights of the Child (2016-2021). It will be launched at a High Level Conference in Sofia on 5 and 6 April 2016, during the Bulgarian Chairmanship...
25 Feb 2016
During this period of the January 2016, Kosovo Probation Service has received a number cases for enforcement of alternative measures and sanctions for juveniles, including and requests for conducting social inquires and participation in court...
15 Feb 2016
The Sofia Globe reports that Bulgaria has been ranked as 32nd in the world on how effectively children can use the courts to defend their rights, according to new research from Child Rights International Network (CRIN).  The new report, “Rights,...
29 Jan 2016
82 police officers in Sarajevo Canton have been trained on matters of juvenile delinquency and legal protection of children. This training was required and conducted in accordance with the uniform education program for the Federation of Bosnia and...

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