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Juvenile justice system discussed

By Our Correspondent
December 09, 2023

LAHORE:On Friday, Legal Awareness Watch (LAW) journalists hosted a sensitisation session on juvenile justice, where journalists were urged to exercise greater vigilance over the release of information surrounding juveniles.

Representational image of inmates behind jail bars. — Unsplash/File
Representational image of inmates behind jail bars. — Unsplash/File

Throughout the presentations one message was clear: the important role the media plays in the overall implementation of the juvenile justice law in its letter and spirit ensuring that the desires of the Juvenile Justice Act 2018, which include rehabilitation, reintegration, and education of juveniles, are met. The aim of the juvenile justice Act 2018 is to encourage reintegration of juveniles into society. Sarmad Ali Legal Awareness Watch, Director reiterated the fact that the media ought to remember that ‘juvenile rights’ are ‘human rights.’ He expressed his disappointment at the way stories relating to juveniles are reported.