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Azerbaijan: UNICEF training for police inspectors

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UNICEF training is part of a national initiative to bring Azerbaijan’s juvenile justice system in line with international standards

BAKU, September 26, 2005 – a UNICEF-supported  programme for police inspectors who work with children in conflict with the law began today at the Ganjlik resort centre in Zagulba. Opened by the UNICEF Representative in Azerbaijan Hanaa Singer and the Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs Orudj Zalov, the training runs until October 7. It is part of a national initiative on juvenile justice run in partnership by the Ministry of Internal Affairs and UNICEF.

The training for police inspectors from Baku, Sumgait, Guba, Sharur and Barda will focus on international standards for juvenile justice, as well as areas where Azerbaijan’s juvenile justice system should be brought into line with these standards. This core group of trained police inspectors will conduct a number of follow-up trainings for their colleagues at a national level later this year.

Azerbaijan is one of the priority countries to conduct a national level initiative on juvenile justice and UNICEF, in cooperation with OSCE and civil society, has initiated a project promoting the protection of the rights of children in conflict with the law. IODA (International – Developing Justice Professionals), an experienced UK-based organization has been selected by UNICEF to conduct the training.

For more information: 

Ayna Mollazade, Communication Officer, (+994 12) 492 3013, email amollazade@unicef.org
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