Juvenile justice seminar with participation of expert from the General Prosecutor at the Paris Juvenile Justice Court of Appeal held in Almaty
March 6. KAZINFORM. ASTANA
The European Union in cooperation with the Union of Judges of the RoK, the RoK General Prosecutor’s Office and the Union of Lawyers of the RoK orginized a seminar on Juvenile Justice on 1-2 March 2012 in Almaty. The main target of the event was to discuss specialization, subdivision of powers of judicial, police, medical, social and psychological services and their interaction on the basis of the European practice.
On 1 March 2012, the seminar was held in the Almaty City Court for judges, prosecutors, advocates, inspectors, probation officers and social workers from Almaty, Zhambyl, South Kazakhstan, Kyzylorda oblasts and the city of Almaty who are involved in juvenile justice. The main goal of this seminar was to provide the European practice with an emphasis on the relationship and coordination of all services involved in juvenile justice for educational projects with respect to juveniles.
On 2 March 2012, a seminar for advocates and social workers was held where the European practice will be given on free legal aid for juveniles, specialization of advocates, their education, policy and technical aspects of development, the press service of the EU Delegation to Kazakhstan reports.
The seminar was attended by the European expert Ms Elizabeth Katta, Deputy of the General Prosecutor at the Paris Juvenile Justice Court of Appeal, who has more than 10 years of experience working as a juvenile judge in France.
From 2007 inter-district juvenile courts have been set up for the first time in Astana and Almaty. And since 2012 they are working in all regional centers in accordance with Presidential Decree of February 4, 2012 № 266. Therefore the holding of this seminar is relevant and timely.
The seminar was organized and was held in cooperation with the Union of Judges of the RoK, the RoK General Prosecutor’s Office, the Union of Lawyers of the RoK and the EU project “Support to Judicial and Legal Reform in the Republic of Kazakhstan”. The project was implemented by the international consortium led by the Paris-based Agency for International Judicial Cooperation ACOJURIS with ICON (Germany) and Louis Berger (France). The EU financial contribution is 3.4 million EUR.