March 2013, National Law University, New Delhi, India
The Children’s Legal Rights and Development Center (CLRDC), through its Chairperson (Rowena Legaspi), was invited by India-based international NGO HAQ Center for Child Rights to represent the Philippines as a Resource Speaker in an International Colloquium on Juvenile Justice held in New Delhi, India last March 16-18, 2013.
The said international colloquium discussed the comparatives of the juvenile justice systems in some countries represented in the Colloquium such as the Philippines, Thailand, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Pretoria in South Africa, Canada, the United Kingdom, Washington, and Australia. It also highlighted the common concerns and issues of the juvenile justice in the said countries in accordance with what the human rights standards provide such as those indicated in the document on international minimum standards that must be observed in the treatment of persons deprived of liberty.
The said colloquium was the first international colloquium in Asia on juvenile justice. It aimed at promoting the campaign for the effective implementation of the juvenile justice law in each country and strengthening collaborations between NGOs that advance the human rights of children in prisons.