Child-friendly court room introduced in Tajikistan
DUSHANBE, 5 August 2013 - The child-friendly court rooms project was launched today by representatives of the Justice Council of the Republic of Tajikistan, UNICEF and SDC in Tajikistan. The launch event took place at the Ismaili Somoni District Courthouse, Dushanbe.
Part of this cooperation involves introduction of child friendly procedures during trial process for child victims, witnesses and offenders.
Towards that end, with funding from Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), UNICEF has been collaborating with the Council of Justice on:
UNICEF Regional Director for the CEECIS, Ms Marie-Pierre Poirier, a Tajik judge and UNICEF Representative in Tajikistan, Ms Laylee Mashiri, discussing the future of juvenile justice in Central Asia - UNICEF Tajkistan / A. Zahidov / 2013
As part of this project, there will be seven such child friendly court rooms and four child friendly investigation rooms in Dushanbe, Khujand, Kulob and Kurgantube. Each child friendly investigation and court room involved rehabilitation, furnishing and equipment cost aproximately US $ 14,000.