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2016-06-27

The ministry of Interior and DCAF draw up an analysis of the reception and hearing of minors’ conditions by the internal security forces (ISF)

The ministry of Interior and DCAF draw up an analysis of the reception and hearing of minors’ conditions by the internal security forces (ISF)

Tunis, 23 – 26 May 2016: In partnership with the Ministry of Interior, DCAF drew up an analysis of the needs regarding the reception and hearing of minors’ conditions by the ISF.

 

In this regard, the DCAF expert was able to meet with representatives of the ministries of Interior, Justice, Social Affairs and Health. He also had discussions with the Chief Child Protection Officer and representatives of the UNICEF and the Tunisian Child Rights Association.

 

These meetings helped assessing the state of:

 

  • the current practices of ISF regarding the reception and hearing of minors (both the victims and those who are in conflict with the law);
  • the reception facilities used for that purpose.
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    Based on the findings of the situation analysis and in partnership with the ministry of Interior, DCAF aims to develop a training program diminng to enhancing ISF's pratices of receiving and auditioning minors in order to meet international standards an best pratices. 

     

    DCAF’s contribution to the ministry of Interior is part of its work on “Supporting the change management of security service providers”. It was financed through DCAF Trust Fund for North Africa (TFNA). The Fund is financed by Belgium, Germany, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Slovakia, Sweden and Switzerland. Further information on DCAF is available on the DCAF website or on the DCAF Tunisia website.


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    2014
    Guidelines for national organisations and institutions on visiting places of detention in Tunisia

    Guidelines for national organisations and institutions on visiting places of detention in Tunisia

    2015
    Gender in Tunisian prison reform (Report of the round table of 6 May 2014)

    Gender in Tunisian prison reform (Report of the round table of 6 May 2014)