The Youth Court - Guidelines for Operation and Layout in Northern Ireland

30 April 2013

This document is the revised guidelines for the operation of Youth Courts in Northern Ireland and it brings up to date those issued in 2006.  It takes into account the outcome of a comprehensive review of the Youth Justice system in particular having regard to the on-going need to ensure that the rights of children are maintained as paramount and that our youth courts are fully compliant with ECHR fair trial provisions.