Launch of Justice With Children’s Policy Brief on Digital Justice

Thu, 25 May, 2023


The "Digital justice for children" policy brief was released during a side event named "SDG16: Accelerating Progress to Achieve Justice for Children" at the 2nd Session of the Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice, outlining the advantages and constraints of advancements in digital justice. It sets out policy guidance and best practice for child friendly justice sector reform to achieve SDG16 for children in the 2030 Agenda.

This resource is crucial for policymakers and stakeholders aiming to expand justice innovations while implementing safeguards and creative measures for digital justice tools involving children.

Key highlights include:

  1. Decisions should be made based on sound research, and only evidence-based technology and measures should be applied to children in justice proceedings.
  2. A multi-disciplinary approach will strengthen decision-making. Learning abounds.
  3. Digital justice should not be a default position
  4. National legislation should ensure that child justice – including children’s participation rights – are applied in line with international law as set forth by the Convention on the Rights of the Child.


Read the Policy Brief