On Saturday the 24th October, Subjectivity UK, a ground breaking discussion forum which seeks to explore controversial and thought-provoking topics, is hosting an event on the Southbank, called Crime & Punishment: Justice Vs The Youth.

This debate is inspired by Article 40 of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, which tells us: ‘A child accused or guilty of breaking the law must be treated with dignity and respect. They have the right to help from a lawyer and a fair trial that takes account of their age or situation.’ As such, the evening’s discussion will investigate UK law and youth crime, and will encourage children who have experienced the justice system to share their thoughts. The debate will explore how children are treated within the system and whether that treatment has always been appropriate, reasonable and respectful.

This event is part of the Southbank Centre’s “WHY? What’s Happening For The Young” Festival, which is supported by Mishcon De Reya and Nu People Magazine.

Researching Reform is very humbled to have been invited to sit on the panel for this debate and will very much look forward to seeing some of you, should you be able to make it.

You can follow this amazing project on Twitter and catch more information about Subjectivity UK and their events on their Facebook page.

If you’d like to attend the event, which starts at 4.30pm and finishes at 7pm, you can grab your ticket here, but they’re going fast so don’t wait too long. Children 13 years of age and over are also welcome to attend.

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