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Media advisory: Launch of child-friendly court room and child-friendly investigation room in Kurgan-teppa

DUSHANBE, 16 January 2014 - UNICEF has been supporting the Government of Tajikistan to implement the National Plan of Action for Reform of the Juvenile Justice System 2010-2015.

          
UNICEF Tajikistan

Part of this cooperation involves introduction of child friendly procedures during the 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:
  • Assignment of specialised judges to training on juvenile justice;
  • Developing a training curriculum to be incorporated in the on-going training programme of Judges Training Centre;
  • Availability of a court room for children;
  • Availability of a child friendly investigation room which is equipped with a CCTV system to be used by the investigators and prosecutors to prevent secondary traumatisation of children. 

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 Kurgan-teppa.

Each child-friendly investigation and court room costs approximately US$ 14,000 which involves rehabilitation, furnishing and equipment:
  • CCTV                         20,840 TJS
  • TV/DVD/Aircom          6,124 TJS
  • Furniture                     14,110 TJS
  • Renovation                  26,700 TJS
WHEN
16 January 2014, at 15:30-16:00 

WHERE
The Kurgan-Teppa City Courthouse, Khatlon province.

WHO
The Child Friendly Court Room will be inaugurated by representatives of the Council of Justice of the Republic of Tajikistan and UNICEF Tajikistan.

MEDIA CONTACT
Parvina Muhamedkhojaeva
Communication officer
UNICEF Tajikistan
Tel: (o) +992-44 6000190; (m) +992-918310071
Email: pmuhamedkhojaeva@unicef.org

 

 
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