The Inter-American Children’s Institute receives the ‘Juvenile Justice Without Borders’ International Award

The Inter-American Children’s Institute receives the ‘Juvenile Justice Without Borders’ International Award

 

The Inter-American Children’s Institute (IIN) received the ‘Juvenile Justice Without Borders’ International Award for its contribution to the development of juvenile justice systems in Latin America.

This award is given by the International Juvenile Justice Observatory (IJJO), seeking to raise awareness within society about the reality of these children and young people, as well as the great achievements and advances in the most relevant issues of Juvenile Justice.

‘This award recognizes the IIN’s work as a technical-political reference point at a regional level in matters concerning children and young people’s rights in the field of juvenile justice within the Inter-American Human Rights System and in accordance with the United Nations international standards.

The Chairman of the IJJO, Dr. Francisco Legaz Cervantes, expressed “This award, which celebrates its tenth anniversary today, was created by the Observatory with the aim of recognizing and raising awareness about the great work, professionalism, and firm commitment of people and organizations who, from different fields, promote the rights of children and young people who come in contact with justice systems.

On behalf of the IIN, the award was accepted by the Director General Víctor Giorgi, and the coordinator of the Legal Area Esteban de la Torre. ‘We take this award as a recognition of teamwork with the expectation that it will contribute to promote the necessary analysis and review of the criteria that have been applied in the area of adolescent criminal policy’, assured the director.

For his part, Esteban de la Torre indicated ‘This work has been developed by the IIN’s team with the dedication and commitment to the integral exercise of the rights of children and young people that characterizes it, …therefore, this award or recognition that you kindly offer us and that we thank, reinforces this commitment of the aforementioned Institute and its technical team.’

The IIN congratulates the personalities and institutions that also received the award in this Sisth Edition: African Child Policy Forum, Danila Dilba Health Service (Australia), Iniciativa de Educación para la Justicia, parte del Programa Global de la Declaración de Doha en la Oficina de las Naciones Unidas contra la Droga y el Delito, Escuela Judicial del Consejo General del Poder Judicial de España, Juvenile Law Center (USA) y The Monument Trust (United Kingdom).

Website of the International Juvenile Justice Observatory (IJJO): https://www.oijj.org/en/ijjo-award/2020