Tendencies of Juvenile Justice Development in Georgia

Otar Khinikadze


Recently developed factors in Georgia, both, social and economic problems have greatly contributed to the increase of juvenile offenses. In connection with this problem, the author has found a material which aims  implementation of  preventive measures or avoidance of crime.

There are a number of psychological, social and legal reasons presented in the article that can be considered as major causes of the crime and there are ways to solve this problem.

The article discusses international legal acts on the protection of juveniles' rights and their comparative-legal analysis with Georgian legislation. Also, attention is paid to the steps taken by the Georgian authorities, which aim to improve juvenile justice system.


Tendencies of Juvenile Justice, Georgia

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Article 37, Convention on the Rights of the Child, 1989;

United Nations Standard Minimum Rules for the Administration of Juvenile Justice (The Beijing Rules) , Adopted by General Assembly resolution 40/33 of 29 November 1985.

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Jean Pradel, “Comparative Criminal Law”;, Short course, Scientific editor T. Ninidze 1999, p.88.

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Law of Georgia of 23 May, 2007-Criminal Herald of Georgia I, 2007 year., # 19, Article 166.

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Law of Georgia, 23 February, 2010, Amendments of Criminal Code.

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In relation to Juvenile mind development see: Committee on Assessment of Reforming Juvenile Justice: Bonnie, R., John¬son, R., Chemers, B., Schuck, J. (eds.), Reforming Juvenile Justice: A Develop¬mental Approach (The National Academies Press: Washington D.C. 2012).

United Nations Rules for the Protection of Juveniles Deprived of their Liberty Adopted by General Assembly resolution 45/113 of 14 December 1990, www.unicef.ge

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http://www.penalreform.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/Justice-for-Children-Briefing-4_MACR_Russian.pdf Date of access: 07/05/2020


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