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December 08, 2005

International Conference ''Kids Behind Bars'' - Report

DCI /Palestine (DCI/PS) hosted a 3-day International Conference on the topic “Kids Behind Bars – A child rights perspective”, which took place June 30 – July 2 2005 in the Palestinian town of Bethlehem. The Bethlehem conference brought together international, regional and national NGOs, academics and other individual experts, government representatives, UN bodies and specialized agencies from over 30 countries to share and discuss their experiences and expertise on the subject of juvenile justice. Among those participating in the conference were Professor Jaap Doek, Chairman of the Committee on the Rights of the Child and Mr. Paulo Sérgio Pinheiro, Independent Expert of the UN Secretary General's Study on Violence against Children. By bringing together juvenile justice experts, this conference provided a forum in which to discuss a variety of issues that our youth are faced with and acted as a launch pad for regional and international initiatives designed to raise awareness of the problems facing those children who come into conflict with the law. The conference concluded with the adoption of the Bethlehem Declaration. Papers presented at the conference as well as outcomes of the workshops can be found here in our Conference Report.

Report available in PDF format. If you do not have Acrobat Reader please click here first to download this programme.

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