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Juvenile Justice

What is juvenile justice? The term “juvenile justice” refers to legislation, norms and standards, procedures, mechanisms and provision, institutions and bodies specifically applicable to juvenile offenders. However, juvenile justice can be thought of more broadly to include efforts to address the root causes which bring children in conflict with the law, develop methods for prevention, …

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DCI National Sections

DCI National Sections: Local Experience, Global Impact Defence for Children International (DCI) is a worldwide movement for children’s rights with 40 national sections and associated members across the globe. DCI believes in the importance of local action in producing positive change in the lives of children: DCI national sections are grassroots organisations which identify and …

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DCI and Child Rights

Defence for Children International is a movement working for the promotion and protection of children’s human rights. Using the Convention on the Rights of the Child as its guiding principle, DCI takes a rights-based approach to its work, understanding children as rights-holders and active partners and participants. While juvenile justice is the movement’s priority at …

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OP3CRC

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  Breakthrough moment for children to claim their human rights The Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on a Communications Procedure (OP3 CRC) enters into force today, 14 April 2014. Following the ratification of the Optional Protocol by ten countries: Albania, Bolivia, Gabon, Germany, Montenegro, Portugal, Spain, Thailand, Slovakia and …

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DCI Worldwide

DCI National Sections: Local Experience, Global Impact Defence for Children International (DCI) is a worldwide movement for children’s rights with 46* national sections and associated members across the globe. DCI believes in the importance of local action in producing positive change in the lives of children: DCI national sections are grassroots organisations which identify and …

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