Health Desk: Dec 20, 2017--- UNICEF on Wednesday extended its ongoing partnership with the Supreme Court (SC) of Bangladesh to strengthen child courts, among other things, for ensuring the best interest of children in conflict with the law.
For this purpose, both the parties extended the existing Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) up to December 2019.
The MOU signing ceremony was attended by Acting Chief Justice Md Abdul Wahhab Miah, Justice Muhammad Imman Ali, Justice Sheikh Hassan Arif, Supreme Court Registrar General In-Charge Dr Md Zakir Hossain, UNICEF Bangladesh Representative Edouard Beigbeder.
The earlier MOU that was signed in February 2017, expires this month.
Renovation of child courts, building capacity of stakeholders, community engagement, strengthening coordination, increase diversion rates and improving the monitoring of cases will be ensured under the new agreement to promote and protect the interest of children.