The Youth Justice System in England and Wales: complying with international human rights law

Arthur, Raymond (2005) The Youth Justice System in England and Wales: complying with international human rights law. International Family Law, 9. pp. 157-160. ISSN 1369-5762

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Abstract

The youth justice system in England and Wales has repeatedly been criticised for its treatment of children’s human rights. For example in 2003 an umbrella group of children’s rights organisations published a report calling for a comprehensive review of the system of justice for children in England and Wales. This report argued that the youth justice system in England and Wales has failed to comply with Britain’s legal obligations regarding children’s human rights. The root of this criticism is that the youth justice system is not built on the framework provided by the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC). This article will consider whether the youth justice system in England and Wales is complying with its obligations under the UNCRC. I will first examine what UNCRC obligations exist and then investigate to what extent the youth justice system in England and Wales is falling foul of these obligations.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: L400 Social Policy
M100 Law by area
Department: Faculties > Business and Law > School of Law
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Depositing User: Raymond Arthur
Date Deposited: 09 Sep 2013 09:12
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2015 11:10
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/13464

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