Juvenile justice is Human Rights Councilís Annual Day next year

Category: Civil Rights and Freedoms

2nd April 2013

Next year's Human Rights Council's Annual Day on the Rights of the Child will be on access to justice for children. This is terrific news as it is an important issue so often ignored.

Children's rights cannot be guaranteed unless children can access child-friendly legal avenues. Otherwise, there is no assurance that violations can be stopped or that children can seek remedies (including compensation) when their rights are abused.

Also during the 22nd session, the Council adopted a resolution calling for a panel discussion on the rights of children of parents sentenced to the death penalty during the 24th session (September 2013).

 

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