On Wednesday 28 March 2012, the Al Mezan Center for Human Rights opened a workshop titled “Juvenile Justice under International Conventions and National Laws,” held at Rafah Intermediate School for Girls “H.
” About 45 teachers and students participated in the workshop.
Sanaa’ Abu Libda, the school’s director, attended the workshop and thanked Al Mezan for its efforts to foster a culture of human rights.
She added that she hoped Al Mezan would hold further workshops on juvenile justice issues.
This workshop constitutes one component of the “Enhancing Legal Aid for Victims of Human Rights Violations in the Gaza Strip” project, implemented by Al Mezan with support from the United Nations Development Program - Program of Assistance to the Palestinian People (UNDP/PAPP, Rule of Law Program).
Yihya Mhareb, a project lawyer, opened the workshop by welcoming the participants.
He described Al Mezan’s work and its activities aiming to promote human rights culture, and expressed his hope that the workshop would meet the participants’ expectations and contribute to their knowledge of juvenile justice issues.
He then provided the participants with an introduction to various topics related to juvenile justice, the situation of children in conflict with the law, and their protection under Palestinian law and international standards.