Expert Meeting on Children in the Adult Criminal Justice System in the United States

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IACHR Headquarters

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Washington, DC


Nine experts attended the expert meeting on the situation of children in the adult criminal justice system in the United States, organized by the Rapporteurship on the Rights of the Child, which was held in preparation of the IACHR thematic report on the matter. The meeting was conducted by Commissioner Rosa María Ortiz, Rapporteur on the Rights of the Child, who underscored the need to protect children's rights in the United States by way of a comprehensive system of protection, emphasizing that every justice system for youth begins with the prevention of children's rights violations within the community.