Relevant U.N Conventions



Relevant U.N Conventions



A series of standards provided by the international community aimed at promoting the protection of the rights of children in conflict with the law such as:



*          Convention on the Rights of the Child (1989), especially articles 37 and 40 (EN, FR, ES)

*          United Nations Guidelines for the Prevention of Juvenile Delinquency (The 'Riyadh  Guidelines') (adopted by the Assembly in its resolutions 45/112 and 45/113 on 14 December 1990) (EN, FR, ES)

*          United Nations Standard Minimum Rules for the Administration of Juvenile Justice (The 'Beijing Rules') (adopted by the General Assembly in its resolution 40/33 on 29 November 1985) (EN, FR, ES)

*          United Nations Rules for the Protection of Juveniles Deprived of their Liberty (The 'JDLs') (1990) (EN, FR, ES)

*          Guidelines for Action on Children in the Criminal Justice System, ECOSOC Resolution 1997/30 (EN)

*          Basic principles on the use of restorative justice programmes in criminal matters, ECOSOC Resolution 2000/14 (EN)

*          Committee on the Rights of the Child, General Comment No. 10 (2007) on "Children's rights in juvenile justice" (EN, FR, ES)

*          Resolution ECOSOC 2007/23: Supporting national efforts for child justice reform, in particular through technical assistance and improved United Nations system-wide coordination (EN, FR, ES)

*          Human Rights Council Resolution (A/HRC/10/L.15) on human rights in the administration of justice, in particular juvenile justice (20 March 2009) (Latest version in EN)