World Vision Cambodia
publication • Wednesday, December 21st 2016

The Status of Children in Conflict with the Law in Cambodia and Vietnam

Tina Verstraeten

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This research aims to highlight the International Minimum Standards in handling children in conflict with the law (CICL) and to identify the gaps in minimum guarantees upheld in the national legislation around Juvenile Justice in Cambodia and Vietnam.  There is a focus on juvenile perpetrators of child sexual abuse in a case study.  Gender differences is investigated and attention is given to the specific situation of girls in conflict with the law.

The research is conceptualized to assist WV East Asia in reviewing legislation and practices and to support and monitor the adherence to child-sensitive procedures and legal assistance for children in the different areas of juvenile justice (initial contact, pre-trial detention, adjudicatory process, sentencing, detention and reintegration).