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Media Advisory: Launch of Child Friendly Court Room and Child Friendly Investigation Room

Media advisory

WHAT: Launch of Child Friendly Court Room and Child Friendly Investigation Room

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

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:

1)    Assignment of specialised judges to a training of judges on juvenile justice.

2)    Developing a training curriculum to be incorporated in the on-going training programme of Judges Training Centre;

3)    Availability of a court room for children;

4)    Availability of a child friendly investigation room which is equipped with a CCTV system and 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 Kurgantube.

WHEN: at 11:30 a.m. 

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

WHERE:  The Ismaili Somoni District Courthouse, Dushanbe.

 

MEDIA CONTACTS:

Parveena Muhammedkhajaeva, UNICEF Tajikistan (o) +992-44 6000190 (m) +992-918310071, pmuhammedkhajaeva@unicef.org

 

 
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