The 2021 World Congress on Justice with Children – “Ensuring access to justice for all children: towards non-discriminatory and inclusive child justice systems” will take place online from the 15th to the 20th of November 2021
Many children across the globe face multiple and intersecting forms of discrimination resulting in their social exclusion and lack of access to services and resources, which violates their fundamental rights.
Children in contact with justice systems – as victims, witnesses or perpetrators – need special care and protection as they may experience discrimination from the justice system itself.
The World Congress on Justice With Children gathers children alongside policymakers, legal practitioners, academics, and civil society representatives with relevant work experience to influence Child Justice, explore best practices, foster scientific cooperation, and raise awareness on child-friendly justice.
The World Congress is coorganisd by the founding partners of the Global Initiative on Justice With Children comprising of: Terre des hommes Foundation, Penal Reform International, AIMJF, and it is hosted by the Federal Mexican Supreme Court of Justice, with technical support from UNICEF, the Office of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Violence Against Children (SRSG/VAC) and United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC).
Over one week, we aim to place children’s rights at the top of the international agenda to promote fair and appropriate justice systems for and with children. See below how to get involved:
To learn more about the Global Initiative on Justice With Children visit: https://justicewithchildren.org/