Youth Justice 2008: Measuring Compliance with the International Standards

The Centre for Criminal Justice and Human Rights at the Faculty of Law, University College of Cork is hosting a two day international conference on Youth Justice in Ireland and internationally in association with the Children Acts Advisory Board. The Conference is a two-day event – Thursday April 3rd and Friday 4th 2008 – designed to bring together a range of people from around the world who work in the field of youth justice as researchers, practitioners or policy makers.

The aim of this international conference is to provide a forum for the discussion of recent developments in the law and policy of youth justice in Ireland and internationally. It will identify recent trends in youth justice, and anticipate future challenges in the area.

The conference programme comprises International and Irish speakers. Academics and practitioners from all over the world (including Australia, New Zealand, Canada, the US, India, Nigeria and Europe) as well as from Ireland will present on and discuss trends in youth justice and the extent to which they meet international children’s rights standards. The conference will also be addressed by the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, Mr Thomas Hammarberg.

The full programme and booking details are available here. For bookings email youthjustice2008[at] Coverage of the plenary sessions will be provided on the CCJHR Blog.