Save the Date & Call for Papers! 


UNESCO House – Paris 
28-30 MAY 2018 

The International Association of Youth and Family Judges and Magistrates (IAYFJM), Terre des hommes Foundation, and Penal Reform International (PRI) with Child Rights International Network (CRIN), Defence for Children International (DCI), Judicial Training Institute of Belgium (IGO- IFJ) and the Information for All Programme of UNESCO, are organizing the 2018 World Congress on Justice for Children at the UNESCO House in Paris-France from the 28th to 30th of May 2018

Under the subtitle “Strengthening justice systems for children: Challenges, including disengagement from violent extremism”, the World Congress will address three major issues: 
- The global trend towards children’s involvement in violent extremism and possible responses, 
- The need for more effective ways to reduce juvenile offending and recidivism, 
- How to improve protection mechanisms for vulnerable children, including early prevention. 

The 2018 World Congress on Justice for Children aims to bring together professionals and stakeholders from all around the world to share their perspectives on: 
- youth and family justice, 
- the prevention of offending and violent extremism. 

For more information, please see the attached flyer of the Congress and detailed call for papers and visit the Event's page of this website.

Congress website and registration will open on the 1st of January 2018   www.j4c2018.org 




The next meeting of European section of IAYFJM will be held in Paris, 31 May 2018. The focus of the meeting will be: “The Directive (UE) 2016/800 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 11 May 2016 on procedural safeguards for children who are suspects or accused persons in criminal proceedings".



The Association’s Guidelines on Children in Contact with the Justice System have been ratified by the members.

The text of the Guidelines is accessible in Documentation.



Good news from Italy: proposed legislation, as described in the July 2017 Chronicle, is withdrawn by Italian Government. Further information is available here.


Justice Renate Winter, Past-President of AIMJF/IAYFJM (2006-2010), was elected to be Chairman of the CRC Committee on 15th May 2018.





This is the new website of the International Association of Youth and Family Judges and Magistrates (IAYFJM), an NGO
(Non-Governmental Organisation) founded and registered in Brussels (Belgium) in 1928, with consultative status at the Council of Europe.

As visitor of the website, we hope you will find information (i.e. events and researches) and documentation (i.e. laws and  jurisprudence) concerning the rights of youth and family and their protection.