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EACEA National Policies Platform


1. Youth Policy Governance

1.9 Current debates and reforms

Last update: 27 March 2024
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Forthcoming policy developments

After several years of public and political debates, new laws for youth protection were presented to the parliament in Luxembourg in March 2022.

These draft laws aim at reforming youth protection and with it the separation between the aspects of youth protection and criminal law for minors. The laws will replace the 1992 law on youth protection and the 2008 law on the childhood and family aid and introduce, for the first time in Luxembourg, a juvenile criminal law, which is expected to come into force in 2025/26.

The laws are based on children's rights and a participatory approach. The needs of young people are taken into consideration helping them understand what they have done wrong and giving them a change to redeem themselves. The laws will be fully in line with international standards and the Convention on the Rights of the Child. 

The draft laws currently go through the legislative procedures before being submitted to parliament for a vote. 

Ongoing debates

There are currently no ongoing debates.