EU supports new project to enhance a child-friendly justice system in Libya

May 12, 2022
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In partnership with the Ministry of Justice (MoJ), Ministry of Interior (MoI), Ministry of Social Affairs (MoSA), the European Union (EU), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) launched the “Development of Juvenile System” joint project in Libya.

This project aims at providing child-friendly access for all children in Libya in contact with the law, including those deprived of their liberty, in accordance with the UN Child Rights Convention (CRC), the United Nations Standard Minimum Rules for the Administration of Juvenile Justice (the Beijing Rules), and the relevant international legal instruments.

The “Development of Juvenile System” project is funded by the EU to support children in contact with the law in greater Tripoli and other selected locations, including those in detention, to have a child-friendly justice system. Some of the project’s targets will focus on supporting the development of relevant policies and coordination at the national level, improving access of families and children to tailored services accelerating the rehabilitation and reintegration of children, and enhancing pre-release planning and assistance programmes.

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  • Libya