The world has committed to the target of ending child marriage by 2030 through the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals, though many countries remain off-track to meet this goal. These statistical profiles draw upon nationally representative data to present an overview of the practice in each country, detailing how common the practice is across the population, describing the characteristics of unions, providing insights into the lives of child brides across key domains of well-being and illustrating trends in the practice and the acceleration required to reach the 2030 SDG target
The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child is an important agreement by countries who have promised to protect children’s rights. The Convention on the Rights of the Child explains who children are, all their rights, and the responsibilities of governments. All the rights are connected, they are all equally important and they cannot be taken away from children.
In examining the charge of a 17-year-old teenager, the judge of this case, while observing domestic and international laws related to the rights of children and adolescents, based on scientific and professional theories in the field of child and adolescent psychology and counseling and issued a verdict in accordance with legal and international evidence.
This report is intended for distribution to all partners involved in strengthening justice systems. A competency-based approach is as important for training as it is for assessing the performance of magistrates who interact with children in contact with the justice system. This report first describes the various stages of the reflection process about the core competencies for judges and prosecutors, even though the process was part of a broader initiative involving all facets of the child protection system.
After enduring three military conflicts since the early 1980s, sectarian violence, and volatile security conditions nationwide, Iraq is now emerging from a protracted period of instability. Insurgent activity has declined and elections in 2009 and 2010 were, despite some setbacks, viewed as largely successful. With the continued drawdown of American forces and improved security conditions (the two issues that have dominated the public discourse since the most recent military intervention in 2003), the Iraqi government may now turn its attention to other pressing matters. Among those critical matters is strengthening the juvenile justice system. In 2010 Iraqis are presented with a real opportunity to improve the lives and prospects of some of their most vulnerable citizens.