Submission to the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights

Deakin Criminologist, Dr Wendy O’Brien, and Dr Kate Fitz-Gibbon (Monash) have provided a submission to the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, on resolution 30/7 on ‘Human Rights in the Administration of Justice, including Juvenile Justice’.

The submission examines:

  • Strategies to reduce the criminalisation of children;
  • The minimum age of criminal responsibility;
  • Strategies to reduce risks of violence in youth detention centres; and
  • Indigenous led solutions to strengthening communities and reducing over-representation.

The full submission and recommendations can be accessed here.

 

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