Mission & Objectives

The African Council for Juvenile Justice aims to contribute to the improvement of juvenile justice in the African continent and to encourage the integration of children and young people at risk of social exclusion. To this end, it seeks to promote the implementation of international conventions guaranteeing human rights, including the Convention on the Rights of the Child and the African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child. It aims to respond to the challenges by implementing the human rights documents, and to therefore accompany the states in their implementation.

The ACJJ aims to improve juvenile justice systems by carrying out research on the solutions to the problems facing children in conflict with the law, assisting states in their national reforms, identifying good practices and promoting the respect of children’s right in Africa. In this context, it is committed to secure the exchange of information, communication, debate and analysis between the members of the ACJJ. Likewise, the ACJJ also seeks to assist and support the reforms currently undertaken and to support the actions undertaken by international organisations.