Juvenile Court takes part in the 165 International Senior Seminar on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice

Juvenile Court has participated in the 165 International Senior Seminar on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice. The Seminar which was held in Japan from 09 January for a period of one month was attended by the Registrar Uz. Zaeema Nasheed Aboobakuru.

The 165 International Senior Seminar on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice was attended by 31 participants from Asia, Asia Pacific, African countries and Japan. High level representatives working in various Juvenile Justice Institutions of Bhutan, Brazil, Cook Islands, Cote D Ivoire’   Guatemala, Kenya, Maldives, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Thailand and Japan participated in this seminar. Included in this are the police, prosecutors, judges, legal officials, officials of justice ministries, officials from correctional authorities, officials working in the area of probation, officials of juvenile rehabilitation centers, state level policy makers on juvenile matters, research institutions and various other organizations which work in the field of juvenile issues and persons who have worked in juvenile justice systems for over a period of 10 years.

The aim of the seminar is to broaden the thinking of persons working in the field of juvenile justice and to create opportunities to share information and experience. Important information was exchanged on UN guidelines and on the importance of keeping to the International Convention on the Rights of the Child when deciding on policies that affect children. Discussions also focused on strengthening policies of juvenile justice systems.

The seminar was comprised of lectures by professors from within and outside Japan, discussions which focused on exchange of information, group and individual presentations, workshops, research and observation visits, study tours and other activities.

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