28th June 2010
On 28-29 June, the Institute held a training workshop in London to bring together law professionals (including lawyers, judges, prosecutors and human rights defenders) from the UK and from a number of Muslim countries to consider the rights of children in their criminal justice systems. Through this workshop, law professionals from countries such as Iran, Lebanon, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates, Turkey and Pakistan, shared their views on the current criminal justice processes applicable to young offenders. This two day session was organized as part of the Institute's 'Criminal Law and the Rights of the Child in Muslim States' project, which aims to enhance the implementation of non-discriminatory laws relating to children in the criminal justice system of Muslim States.
The programme of the workshop can be found hereA summary of the event can be found here
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