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Neglected needs: girls in the criminal justice system, 27/02/14 [E/NI/S/W]

This Briefing from Penal Reform International and Inter-Agency Panel on Juvenile Justice examines the specific challenges faced by girls in contact with the criminal justice system and makes recommendations for strengthening the protection of their rights.

It explores how girls face discriminatory treatment in terms of the type of offences for which they are detained, their access to fair trial guarantees, and the lack of suitable alternatives to detention. It then looks at some of the specific challenges faced by girls in detention and the international and regional standards in place to address these, focusing on: protection from violence; access to adequate healthcare; provision of rehabilitation and reintegration services; access to effective remedy.

For full details see the Penal Reform International website.

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Neglected needs: girls in the criminal justice system