Strengthening Juvenile Justice Systems in the counter-terrorism context

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Handbook on Children Recruited and Exploited by Terrorist and Violent Extremist Groups: The Role of the Justice System

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This Handbook was developed with a view to providing coherent and consistent guidance to national authorities on the treatment of children recruited and exploited by terrorist and violent extremist groups, with emphasis on the role of the justice system.

The elaboration of the Handbook was informed by three key objectives: (a) preventing the recruitment of children by terrorist and violent extremist groups; (b) identifying effective justice responses to children recruited and exploited by such groups, whether they are in contact with the justice system as victims, witnesses or alleged offenders; and (c) promoting the rehabilitation and reintegration of those children.