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UNICEF supports training for child police inspectors

As part of the national initiative on bringing Azerbaijan’s juvenile justice system in line with international standards

BAKU, 26 September 2005 – UNICEF-supported program for selected police inspectors who work with children in conflict with the law commenced today at the Ganjlik resort centre in Zagulba. Opened by the welcome speeches of the UNICEF Representative in Azerbaijan Hanaa Singer and the deputy minister of Internal Affairs Orudj Zalov, the training will last until October 7, 2005 as part of the national level initiative on juvenile justice and partnership agreement between the Ministry of Internal Affairs and UNICEF.

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

Azerbaijan is one of the priority countries to conduct the national level initiative on juvenile justice and UNICEF in cooperation with OSCE and civil society, has initiated a project promoting the protection of human rights of children in conflict with the law.

IODA (International – Developing Justice Professionals), an experienced UK-based organization has been identified by UNICEF to conduct the training.



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