The United Nations Standard Minimum Rules for the Administration of Juvenile Justice is also known as the Beijing Rules. The Beijing Rules were adopted by the United Nations General Assembly on November 29, 1985. The Beijing Rules provide guidance to member nations on the treatment of juvenile prisoners and offenders. The Beijing Rules require protection of children’s rights and respect to the needs of children. The rules urge a separate and specialized systems of juvenile justice.
The Beijing Rules is one of the first international legal instruments that comprehensively details the rules for the administration of juvenile justice.