Source: (2009) I Congreso Mundial Justicia Juvenil Restaurativa.
In the discussions in panel sessions, specialised conferences and workshops the participants were
guided and inspired by, amongst others, the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and General
Comment no. 10 of the CRC Committee on â€œThe rights of the child in juvenile justiceâ€, the African
Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child, the UN Standard Minimum Rules for the Administration
of Juvenile Justice (the Beijing Rules), Resolution 2002/12 of the UN Economic and Social Council
(ECOSOC) on Basic Principles on the use of Restorative Justice Programmes in Criminal Matters, the
UN Guidelines on Justice in Matters involving Child Victims and Witnesses of Crimes (ECOSOC
Resolution 2005/20), the Handbook on Restorative Justice Programmes of the UN Office against Drugs
and Crimes (UNODC) and relevant regional human rights instruments.
This Declaration reflects the deliberations during the Congress and contains a set of
Recommendations for further actions to promote, develop and implement the restorative approach as
an integral part of Juvenile Justice. (excerpt)
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