DCI – Beijing Rules 17

Defence for Children International

Beijing Rules

Least possible use of institutionalisation

The guiding principle under the rules is that the placement of

a juvenile in an institution should always be a disposition of last resort.

Where, however, the juvenile is so place it should always be for a minimum


The commentary favours the establishment of open institutional of an

educational nature rather than incarceration.

Avoidance of

Unnessary Delay

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