The engagement and participation of government and public institutions is paramount to the accomplishment of long-term sustainable change. For this reason, JCLA has built strong partnerships with several stakeholders to achieve the establishment of a legal system that is effective, inclusive and accountable towards vulnerable groups.
JCLA invests significant efforts into the development and enhancement of child justice. As part of these efforts, JCLA is a strong advocate for the enactment of the Child Rights Law. An appointed member of the Child Rights Law Drafting Committee, JCLA presents legislative proposals and recommendations to produce a law that holds the best interest of the child at its foremost priority. In a country with approximately 76,000 working children, JCLA leverages its position in the Child Labor Law Committee to advocate for legislation that reduces labor for children below the age of 16 and regulates it for those above.
At the global level, JCLA periodically presents shadow reports to the Committee on the Rights of the Child, contributing to push for change through the international community.
Adopting a bottom-up holistic approach, JCLA relies on its in-depth understanding of the legal context to concretely affect long-term decisions aimed at protecting children according to their best interest.