However, the deprivation of liberty of minors is strictly regulated by the International Convention on the Rights of the Child, which limits it to a last resort while being "as brief as possible". The problem is that imprisonment is an easy solution for many States, which, for various reasons, do not necessarily seek other alternative means. Indeed, if imprisonment is only the last resort, States should have provided in their national laws for a variety of alternative measures that are applicable to the particular situation of children.
WHAT DOES THE IDE DO?
ALTERNATIVE MEASURES TO DEPRIVATION OF LIBERTY
Support States in structuring an appropriate legal framework, including a system of alternatives to criminal prosecution and incarceration for minors under the age of 18.
Partner(s): Interfaculty Center for Children's Rights of the UNIGE, Terre des hommes Foundation, Save the Children
Target group: Professionals working with children and adolescents in conflict or in contact with the law: police officers, prosecutors, judges, lawyers, staff of public and penal institutions, educators, psychologists, doctors (pediatricians, child psychiatrists, etc.), criminologists, migration professionals, actors of non-governmental organizations and international organizations, researchers.
To train professionals in the understanding and implementation of juvenile justice based on a restorative and reparative approach;
To know the different tools and methods of intervention centered on the rights of the child;
To develop projects and interventions with children in conflict or in contact with the law while respecting children's rights.
Language : Spanish
Form : distance learning
Diploma obtained : Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS) in juvenile justice