The United Nations Standard Minimum Rules for the Administration of Juvenile Justice, known as the "Beijing Rules", adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in 1985, is a set of rules that sets standards for the administration of juvenile justice, more specifically in the treatment of juvenile offenders.

According to these rules, a juvenile justice system must be "fair and humane" so that reactions to juvenile offenders must always be proportionate to the offences they have committed as well as to personal situations. It is in particular by recalling that a child has more difficulty bearing the moral and psychological consequences of criminal responsibility that this text recommends specific directives in their treatment.

The Convention's text in PDF format

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