Dr. Juan Pablo Gallego has a solid track record and expertise as a lawyer, professor, lecturer, international counselor, and expert in litigation, specialized in areas such as International Human Rights, Children’s Rights, Child Sexual Abuse, Gender Policies, Criminal Law and New Technologies, and is also author of several books and legislative bills.
MORE AND ENHANCED CHILDREN’S AND TEENAGERS’ RIGHTS (2012)This is a relevant contribution to civil society, since police and law enforcement forces and agencies, representing the State, constitute the first point of contact when children or teenagers are involved in crimes or situations that may be highly dangerous for their physical or psychological well-being. We need to try and understand the realities that surround them and the protection measures in force in the Province of Buenos Aires in order to act properly to restore their harmed rights, making sure they are not re-victimized. Thus, police, law enforcement officers and public servants are key agents when it comes to guaranteeing people’s access to justice and protection of their rights.
THE PROSECUTION (2008)
After seven years of promoting the prosecution in the case against Father Grassi, a Roman Catholic priest accused of sexual abuse of minors, the author details in this publication how the prosecution against Grassi was constituted. The book reflects the final report of the accusation put forth by Dr. Juan Pablo Gallego, as pronounced on April 15, 16, 17 and 20th, 2009, in lawsuit number 2438, filed against Grassi, which resulted in a sentence of 15 years in prison against the accused.
SEXUAL ABUSE DURING CHILDHOOD 3 (2008)
This publication completes a trilogy about this topic, gathering relevant contributions, which are as innovative as they are rigorous in providing legal foundations in such a complex and sensitive issue. Dr. Juan Pablo Gallego contributed one chapter entitled: “Overall lack of protection and re-victimization of children and teenagers in child sexual abuse investigations”. His expertise enables him to present the risks of “re-victimization” of the children due to inadequate institutional treatment of the issue on the part of the agencies that should impart justice.
FAMILY AND CHILDREN IN HONDURAS (2008)
Within the framework of the “Consolidation of a Federal Legal and Justice System” project, the goal was to review Family and Childhood Legislation in Honduras in the light of International Law, in order to link aspects related to law and jurisprudence.
CHILDHOOD AND ADOLESCENCE CODE (2007)
The main objective of this publication is to offer integrated protection for children under the terms and provisions of the Constitution of Honduras and the Convention on the Rights of the Child (ratified by Honduras in 1990).
PROCEDURAL MANUAL TO DEAL WITH CASES IN THE SPECIAL CHILDREN’S ATTORNEY OFFICE (2007)
This manual was drafted within the framework of the Program for Support of Modernization in the Administration of Justice (stage II), as part of the International Counseling work. “Evaluation and regulation of the Special Children’s Attorney Office”, Technical Unit for Penal Reform, General Attorney’s Office in Honduras, and the Inter American Development Bank (IDB). The application of this manual is mandatory. In it, intervention conditions in children’s issues are defined and adjusted to be compliant with the standards set forth in the International Convention on the Rights of the Child.
ABUSE AND VIOLENCE AGAINST CHILDREN AND GENDER-BASED VIOLENCE (2007)
Children and women have suffered abuse and battering for centuries, amid the inaction and tolerance of significant parts of society. Gender and age-related myths, stereotypes and prejudices have supported this complicity and justified this barbaric behavior as “a private matter”, where the State was not supposed to intervene. Of course, such a State represented adult males, the ones in charge of drafting, interpreting and applying the law, and most of these individuals identified with the perpetrators, they being violent and abusive characters themselves in many cases.
FORCED DISAPPEARANCE IN INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS LAW (2007)
Dr. Juan Pablo Gallego carefully explores the realities and paths followed by Latin American countries in dealing with legal proceedings around forced disappearance cases. He clearly describes the criminal types and provides solid elements for the analysis and progress in the resolution, punishment and reparation of the serious violations to human rights that occurred in Latin America as from the 1970s.
GENERAL REGULATIONS IN THE SPECIAL CHILDREN’S ATTORNEY OFFICE (2007)
These regulations were established within the framework of International Counseling work, sponsored by the Inter American Development Bank (IDB), whose objective was to evaluate and regulate the Children’s Attorney Office (Program for Support of Modernization in the Administration of Justice (stage II), Evaluation and Regulation of the Special Children’s Attorney Office). Tegucigalpa, Honduras.
CHILDREN BATTERING, ABUSE, AND GENDER-BASED VIOLENCE FROM A MULTIDIMENSIONAL AND COMPLEX PERSPECTIVE (SECOND STAGE) (2006)
This is a review and update of the module drafted in 2005, and is part of a continuous and consistent program supporting this technical assistance work. Violence and abuse against children, teenagers and women constitute a manifestation of power relations that have historically been asymmetrical; they have endured even despite legislative changes, by virtue of the patriarchic ideas in force and a change-resistant discourse that threatens with making abuse invisible once again, a situation that generates a permanent and dynamic tension in this field.
CHILDREN BATTERING, ABUSE, AND GENDER-BASED VIOLENCE FROM A MULTIDIMENSIONAL AND COMPLEX PERSPECTIVE (2005)
Battering, children sexual abuse and gender-based violence are complex issues; hence, finding the right approach for resolution is a challenging matter. Different governmental agencies and NGOs have been working in these issues separately, without a clear identification of both the human and economic resources at hand. In view of this delicate situation, this introductory module intends to show some of the components and intervention modes for these complex scenarios, seeking to foster participation and co-construction of more adequate responses facing these issues.
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