The United Kingdom juvenile justice system should focus more on rehabilitation

Date: 23rd March 2012
Category: Basic Health and Welfare, Equal protection from violence

In a letter to the UK, the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, Thomas Hammarberg, urges more of a focus on rehabilitation of youth offenders.

"Despite some progress, the system of juvenile justice in the United Kingdom remains excessively punitive. The state's response to juvenile crime should focus more on rehabilitation" stated Thomas Hammarberg, Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, in releasing a letter addressed to the UK Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice, Kenneth Clarke.