Working Groups Underway

During August and this month of September, working groups joined the UNCD, continuing the strengthening agenda for addressing and action on key issues of our children and adolescents.

Juvenile Criminal Justice Working Group

On 28 August, at the headquarters of SERPAJ was held the workshop   ” Justice  Criminal  Youth : approaches from the field of human rights”.

In this instance, an approach was made to the theoretical framework on Juvenile Criminal Justice and the scenario of the Uruguayan criminal procedure reform, as well as the incorporation of the accusatory criminal process and resistance to the repeal of regressive laws 18,777 and 19,055 in our legislation.

The workshop was directed by Dr. Juan Fumeiro, (president of DNI-Uruguay and coordinator of CDNU), and had the participation of operators / s from civil society organizations, students of social work and advocacy, from programs of the Ministry of Social Development (MIDES) and the National Institute for Adolescent Inclusion (INISA).

 Workshop New Code  of  Criminal Procedure  : implications and effects on the  Rights  of  Boys ,  Girls  and  Adolescents “ 

On September 13, at the Gurises Unidos headquarters, a workshop was held by Mag. Mariela Solari and the prosecutor Dr. Adriana Sampayo. In this instance, an approach was made to the effects of the New Criminal Procedure Code, especially with emphasis on aspects related to the rights of children and adolescents in our country.

We understand that these changes directly affect the population and the legal framework with which we work. Some of the elements addressed were: the new organic structure, powers and role of the Prosecutor’s Office, the way of working, the system for receiving complaints and the protocols for action, as well as other aspects considered pertinent.

Working group Right to life in the family and community of children and adolescents

The Thursday September 15 again met g roup  t ork  (GT) of the  CDNU  on d ight  to live f amilia  c ommunity  childhood and adolescence.

During the day, Luis Pedernera (expert from the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child), Carmen Rodríguez (Psychologist, Doctor in Education, consultant on childhood and adolescent policies, and Pablo Domínguez (Director of La Barca) made presentations.

There was a table of presentations and debate on the Protection System for children and adolescents in  Uruguay  and the alternatives to care without locking up

To these activities we add the meetings that are being carried out within the framework of the WG on Violence against children and adolescents and the activities that are being developed in the Participation groups and our Observatory , which is being set up within the framework of the project More knowledge, More participation: More rights that we started this month with the financial cooperation of the European Union.