IIJ Juvenile Justice Initiative: Regional Training (Neuchatel Memo)

Starting Date2017-10-10 Ending Date2017-10-12 Yaoundé,Cameroon.

IIJ Engages Practitioners from Sahel in Workshop Focused on Juvenile Justice in a Counter Terrorism Context – From October 10 to 13, 2017 in Yaounde, Cameroon, the IIJ led a regional Swiss funded workshop for practitioners, including judges, investigators, defense attorneys, and corrections officials, from 5 Sahel countries (Cameroon, Djibouti, Niger, Mali and Senegal) using a Toolkit developed by the IIJ focused on Juvenile Justice in a Counterterrorism Context. The workshop, one of a series of regional workshops focused on implementation of the GCTF Neuchatel Memo on Juvenile Justice in a Counter terrorism Context employed the IIJ Toolkit, which tracks the Neuchatel Memo, to foster robust discussions about each country’s treatment of juveniles accused of terrorism crimes.  The Cameroon workshop will be followed by several other regional workshops with the overall goal of strengthening countries’ capacity to comply with child rights while addressing the increasing involvement of children in terrorism crimes.