The Interagency Panel on Juvenile Justice
The Interagency Panel on Juvenile Justice (IPJJ) (formerly known as the Inter-Agency Coordination Panel on Juvenile Justice) was established by Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) Resolution 1997/30 to act as a "coordination panel on technical advice and assistance in juvenile justice." The work of the Panel is guided by the Convention on the Rights of the Child, international standards and norms on juvenile justice and other relevant instruments.
The objective of the Panel is to facilitate and enhance country and global level coordination in juvenile justice by:
- Identifying panel member organisations working at country level and their activities
- Encouraging respective field offices to work together towards a common approach at country level
- Promoting on-going dialogue with national partners in juvenile justice reform
- Identifying, developing and disseminating common tools and good practices
- Bringing protection of the rights of children in conflict with the law onto the agenda of the international community
The Panel members currently are: Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR); United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), United Nations Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO); United Nations Development Programme (UNDP); United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC); Committee on the Rights of the Child; Defence for Children International (DCI); International Association of Youth and Family Judges and Magistrates (IAYFJM); International Juvenile Justice Observatory (IJJO); Penal Reform International (PRI); Save the Children UK; Terre des hommes - aide à l'enfance (Tdh); and World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT).