N° 45/08



Washington, D.C., October 30, 2008 — The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) announces that it has decided to extend the deadline for Member States to respond to a questionnaire on juvenile criminal justice until December 5, 2008. The IACHR also invites civil society to respond to the same questionnaire.


The Commission’s Rapporteurship on the Rights of the Child is preparing a report on juvenile criminal justice as part of an agreement signed with the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF).


The questionnaire is already on the IACHR Web site and will remain available until December 5.



Questionnaire for governments and civil society organizations in the context of the thematic report on juvenile criminal  justice in the Americas


Cuestionario para los Estados y las organizaciones de la sociedad civil en el marco del Informe temático sobre Justicia Penal Juvenil en las Américas


Questionnaire établi à l’intention des États membres et des organisations de la société civile dans le cadre du rapport thématique sur la justice pénale pour les jeunes dans les Amériques


Questionário para os Estados e as organizações da sociedade civil no âmbito do Relatório Temático sobre Justiça Penal Juvenil nas Américas 


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