Source: (1996) Australian Journal of Human Rights 2(2)

This article details New Zealand and Australia’s use of family group conferencing (and other similar forms of conferencing). Statutory and non-statuary schemes for conferencing are summarized as well as their uses in various parts of Australia. The role of youth courts, police officers, and conference coordinators are also summarized in this article. The last section describes UN’s Convention on the Rights of the Child which has sought to ensure that children’s needs are being met during these conferences and that they are protected from discrimination on all accounts.

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