IIJ Conducted the MENA Regional Workshop as part of the Initiative Implementing the GCTF’s Neuchâtel Memorandum on Juvenile Justice in a Counterterrorism Context

Starting Date2018-02-27 Ending Date2018-03-01 Valletta, Malta

From 27 February to 1 March 35, juvenile justice and counterterrorism practitioners – juvenile judges, prosecutorial services, correction officers , social workers, police officers, judicial schools representatives from Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Malta, Morocco, Tunisia convened at the IIJ for the second regional workshop designed to assist with the operationalization of the GCTF’s Neuchâtel Memorandum on Juvenile Justice in a Counterterrorism Context. Group exercises based on a toolkit specifically developed to better familiarize participants with the GCTF’s Neuchâtel Memorandum were facilitated by six experts which were representing the Cameroon-based NGO Local Youth Corner, Penal reform International, Switzerland, the United States, and the UN Office on Drugs and Crime to help practitioners to elaborate in-country actions addressing the sensitive matters of children rights in the context of counterterrorism. Exercises and discussion results will be reflected in practitioners’ notes the IIJ is compiling across the Initiative.

The workshop followed up the international launch event (Siracusa) and the first regional workshop held in Yaoundé. In the course of 2018, two further events at the regional-level will complete this cycle of the IIJ Initiative implementing the GCTF’s Neuchâtel Memorandum together with a culminating event presenting the practitioners’ notes.

For more information on this event, please email Valerio de Divitiis

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