Juveniles in the Palestinian justice system: a workshop by the Center for Continuing Education

Workshop draws legal, prosecutorial experts, presents suggestions and recommendations

The Center for Continuing Education at Birzeit University, together with the Ministry of Social Development, held a workshop detailing the needs of workers in the juvenile justice system on Monday, April 23, 2018. 

The workshop hosted representatives from the juvenile justice system, the Ministry of Social Development, the Ministry of Justice, the High Judicial Council, the Public Prosecution, the Palestinian Civil Police Force, the Palestinian Bar Association, Defence for Children International, Ard El Insan Palestinian Benevolent Association, and the United Nations Development Programme.

In the workshop, attendees discussed the tasks that every constituent of the juvenile justice system undertakes and the logistical, resources, or human capacity challenges faced by each. The remarks and suggestions delivered during the course of the workshop were compiled into a list that is intended to develop and bolster the juvenile justice code in Palestine. 

Sabah Al-Sharsher, director general of childhood and family affairs at the Ministry of Social Development, emphasized the impact of joining the efforts of governmental, civil society, and international organizations in bettering the conditions of Palestinian children.