Moves to expedite child related cases in Courts | Daily News

Moves to expedite child related cases in Courts

An operations committee will be appointed shortly to devise measures for giving prominence to children through the legal and courts system by expediting Court action regarding crimes against children, said Justice and Foreign Employment Minister Thalatha Athukorale.

She was speaking at the unveiling of the UNICEF report on legal matters relating to children in the country, held at the Taj Samudra Hotel, yesterday.

Athukorale said the recommendations made in the UNICEF report would be taken into account by the committee in making its decisions.

Minister Athukorale said the proposed committee which would include representatives from the Women's and Children's Affairs Ministry, Child Protection Authority, Attorney Generals Department, Police and other relevant sections will seek UNO and UNICEF assistance towards its work.

The UNICEF Report unveiled yesterday was titled, “A Legal and Institutional Assessment of Sri Lanka's Justice system for children.”

Attorney General Jayantha Jayasuriya OC, UNICEF Representatives Tim Sutton and Sabrina Esufally, Commissioner, Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka, Ambiga Sathkuhanathan and UNICEF Child Protection Manager Ramiz Behbudov were also present on the occasion.


 

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