By Aminata S Kuyateh
The Institute for Advancement of Children’s Rights recently held a re- seminar on the “handling of investigation and prosecution of children in conflict with law.”
The seminar targets police investigators and prosecutors, and as held at the faculty of law UTG.
The IACR is a charitable foundation setup in December, 2013.
In his remarks, Barrister Malick HB Jallow, president and founder IACR, said: “The seminar is enhancing the knowledge and understanding of the police officers to effectively handle the crimes committed against children.”
He added that the training was intended to build the capacity of the police investigators and prosecutors in handling child case.
“We have been training various stakeholders; building their capacity; focusing on strengthening them in order for them to be able to better cater for and fulfil their mandate under the child justice system.”
Supt Lamin Jaiteh, said: “On behalf of the IGP, the office of the inspector general of police is proud to be associated with this seminar. Child justice administration is extremely fundamental in the work of the police. A police officer cannot effectively or efficiently carry out their work without the knowledge of how to investigate and prosecute children who come in conflict with the law.
“The police should be capacitised on child justice administration. The co-function of the police in this law is mentioned in section 4 of the Police Act.”