A New Publication, Co-Authored by the Hon. Edith Victoria Coronel Alen, A Paraguayan Adolescent Criminal Judge

This work analyzes, from different perspectives, some general aspects of juvenile justice in Ibero-America, as well as specific aspects of 10 countries in the region, through leading experts in the field.

CHAPTER 10 – JUVENILE CRIMINAL PROCESS IN PARAGUAY: ANALYSIS AND EVOLUTION OF THE SYSTEM

Although it might be thought that, entering the 21st century, children’s rights are fully established worldwide, their recognition is something relatively recent and not yet established. In the formation and evolution of national juvenile justice systems, the instruments have played a decisive role in international organizations, in particular the 1989 Convention on the Rights of the Child.

Within the framework of Ibero-America, the 22 countries that make up the Conference of Ministers of Justice of Ibero-American Countries (COMJIB) proceeded to its rapid ratification and, except Argentina and Cuba, all have provided themselves with a normative framework in the matter of post-Convention juvenile justice.

The article was written by IAWJ Board Member, Judge Jovita Rojas de Bortoletto. The views presented in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the views of the IAWJ.