6th World Congress on Probation and Parole: Insights on Child-centred Justice Free of Violence

Thu, 18 April, 2024

The Hague, Netherlands

The 6th World Congress on Probation and Parole 2024 is currently underway in The Hague, Netherlands. This event brings together experts from around the world to discuss topics related to justice and probation. One of the highlighted sessions focuses on the need to develop child-friendly probation systems on a global scale.

Titled "Child friendly probation from a global perspective", this session addresses issues such as establishing comprehensive frameworks to prioritize children's rights in the probation process, challenges in implementing these systems, and opportunities for improving current practices. Case studies from projects in Indonesia and Palestine are presented to illustrate the discussed points.

Esteemed team members from Terre des hommes Lausanne, including Cédric Foussard and Yann Colliou, join representatives from organizations such as Penal Reform International and the Public Prosecution Palestine in this session. Accompanying the discussion are distinguished speakers Thaer Khalil from Palestine and Olivia Rope from PRI, contributing their expertise to enrich the discourse and drive meaningful change.

Together, they aim to promote significant changes in probation policies for the benefit of children.

Key themes under discussion include:

  1. Framework for Child-Friendly Probation Systems: Establishing a comprehensive framework that prioritizes the rights and well-being of children within the probation process.

  2. Challenges and Obstacles faced in implementation: Addressing the multifaceted challenges and obstacles encountered in the implementation of child-friendly probation systems, and exploring strategies for overcoming them.

  3. Opportunities for Enhancement: Identifying opportunities for enhancing child rights within probation practices, and fostering collaboration between stakeholders to maximize impact.