Deprivation of children's liberty as the last resort: A global conference on child justice in Africa - 7th-8th November 2011 Conference Report

The issue of managing or dealing with children coming in conflict with the law has historically haunted nations, and Africa is no exception. Although there have already been important headways, much remains to be done in ensuring child justice in Africa. There is an urgent need to develop new tools to help States to adapt their justice systems to the situation of children, to bring their procedures up to speed with international standards, and to properly implement them. The Kampala Global Conference on Child Justice was aimed at bringing together justice actors globally and mobilizing effective follow-up actions of national and international legislation policies and practices, with regard to implementing child friendly justice systems in Africa

Published 2012-12-07