Judicial Symposium on Child Rights and the Juvenile Justice System held under the National Judicial Conference 2017 Concludes
The Judicial Symposium on Child Rights and the Juvenile Justice System held under the National Judicial Colloquium 2017 has concluded today. The Colloquium is held annually to discuss judicial and legal matters, to deliberate on ways to strengthen the administration of the courts, lay down policies and exchange information on new legislation and special judicial matters.
The symposium held in collaboration with UNICEF Maldives and the Judiciary was organized by the Maldives Judicial Academy. The symposium aimed at the Supreme Court, the High Court, the superior courts and the magistrate courts and other relevant institutions was held to discuss child rights and the Juvenile Justice System and to identify the strategies and activities the Judiciary needs to carryout to strengthen the Juvenile Justice System and achieve its future target.
Academic papers on studies conducted on various topics under the Juvenile Justice System were presented with a view to strengthen the area of child rights and juvenile justice and discussions were held on the highlighted points of the papers. Awareness on the topic was created among the relevant institutions, experience of the judges and officials from the relevant institutions on the topic were also shared and participants of the symposium debated and deliberated on the topic of drafting policies related to the Juvenile Justice System in line with International standards.
Before the symposium concluded, an Action Plan to strengthen the Juvenile Justice System was drawn up with input from relevant institutions. The Judicial Administrator requested to share the Action Plan with the Judiciary at the earliest so that implementation work could begin and to share information of the focal points assigned who would assist in the execution of the Action Plan.