His Excellency, Dr. Abdul Baseer Anwar, the Minister of Justice of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Receives Mrs.TatanCollen, Head of the Child Protection Unit of UNICEF, For a Meeting and Discussion at the Ministry.

Second August 2017

In this meeting, both sides discussed the restorationof KabulJuvenile Rehabilitation Center, shifting the child prisoners from the Bagram Prison to this center, providing the necessary goods and equipment for children in the Bagram Prison as well as the children rehabilitation and education center, the National Strategy of Justice for Juveniles, legal assistance for the children in detention to pursue their cases, and the Comprehensive Child Act.

The Minister of Justice, regarding the Comprehensive Child Act said that the scrutiny on the Act was completed and approved by the cabinet of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan and it has been dispatched to the National Assembly for Approval. After the endorsement by the President, Will be published in the Official Gazette.

The Minister of Justice thanked and expressed appreciation for the UNICEF’scooperation with the ministry and hoped for further cooperation such asproviding medicines and doctors for child prisoners in Bagram, facilitating their move to Kabul Juvenile Rehabilitation Center and providing legal aid providers to pursue their cases.

At the end, Head of the Child Protection Unit of UNICEFpromised further cooperation with the Ministry of Justice.