24-25 October 2006
Since its beginning, the goal of the International Juvenile Justice Observatory has been the promotion of developing a public opinion conscious of the rights of children and, especially, juveniles in conflict with the law. Every two years, the IJJO organises an International Conference with the aim to make possible the meeting of professionals, public organisations, institutions and universities under a common interest: the development of a global juvenile justice without frontiers.
The First International Conference took place in Salamanca (Spain) in October 2004, under the title Juvenile Justice and the Prevention of Juvenile Delinquency in a Globalised World, with the participation of more than 300 persons from 30 countries from all over the world. This meeting opened the debate and the analysis concerning the different strategies of juvenile crime prevention, as well as the recent evolution of juvenile justice systems in the world.
To continue on the advances achieved in Salamanca 2004, the International Juvenile Justice Observatory, which belongs to Foundation Diagrama, has collaborated in the elaboration of an European Opinion on Prevention of the juvenile delinquency. The models of Treatment of the Juvenile delinquency and the role of the Juvenile Justice in the European Union, submitted to the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC), by Mr. José Maria Zufiaur, President of the Latin American Follow-up Committee and Adviser of the EESC.
For this reason, the Second International Conference of the International Juvenile Justice Observatory will be held in in October in Brussels. The subject matter of this conference is based on the challenge of promoting a reflection about a major harmonization of legislation and common ways of action in prevention, treatment and integration policies, regarding juveniles and young people in conflict with the law.