Turkmenistan, Ashgabat, June 4 / Trend H. Hasanov /
Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov has approved the general programme for the development of the juvenile justice system, the Turkmen government said today.
The project was developed jointly with the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) in cooperation with law enforcement agencies and community organisations in the country and takes into account the key priorities of Turkmenistan's state policy and universally recognised norms of international law in this area.
By signing this decree, the president stressed the importance of this document as an important step towards further improvement of the legal procedure on the basis of truly humanistic principles inherent to the Turkmen people, as well as the generally accepted norms of international law, the message said.
The Turkmen government has prepared a review of national legislation to align it with international standards of juvenile justice with UNICEF's technical support over the last few years. The government has also established ties with international institutions and in particular, the Children's Legal Centre in Essex (UK) to protect children's rights.
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