Circular No. 46/19: Seminar on Legal Framework on the Rights of the Child with Emphasis on their Contact with the Justice System (6 Sept 2019)

Please be informed that the Continuing Professional Development Sub-Committee is organizing a Seminar on the Legal Framework on the Rights of the Child with Emphasis on their Contact with the Justice System.

Children’s rights are internationally recognized, primarily by the UN’s Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), which Malaysia has been a state party since February 2019. Domestically, these rights are upheld in a number of policies, statutes and regulations; which necessarily affects the treatment of Children when they come into contact with the justice system in Malaysia. As lawyers, we may encounter these children and must be prepared to handle them in a manner that upholds the rights guaranteed to them by the CRC.

This seminar will therefore cover three main components:

  • Treatment of Children within the justice system
    • CRC, and Malaysia’s current Legal Position
  • Children as Victims
    • Position of Children as Witnesses – when their role becomes necessary in the trial of an alleged offender
  • Children as Offenders / in Conflict with the Law
    • Procedures within the criminal justice system – from point of arrest to disposition of the Child
    • Protection and Rehabilitation

Particulars of the Seminar are as follows:

Date 6th September 2019 (Friday)
Time 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. (Registration at 2:00 p.m.)
Venue Level 1, Abdullah A. Rahman Auditorium
Johore Bar Building
No. 5 JalanTun Abdul Razak
Susur 1/1 80000 Johor Bahru
Fees RM 60-00 for Members of the Johore Bar
RM 30-00 for Pupils-in-Chambers l Law Students
RM 120-00 for Non Member
CPD code T3/06092019/JHB/JHB193552/3 (3 CPD points)

About the Speaker

DR FARAH NINI DUSUKI is a Senior Lecturer at the Faculty of Law, University of Malaya. She obtained her LL.B in 1992 and Masters of Comparative Laws from the International Islamic University Malaysia in 1993 before pursuing her PhD in Child Law at Cardiff University, Wales, United Kingdom. She teaches criminal procedure, administration of criminal justice, legal method and child law at the university. She is a member of the International Society for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (ISPCAN), Asia Pacific Council on Juvenile Justice Observatory; has been a registered consultant with UNICEF Malaysia since 2006 and a member of the recently established National Council for Children, Ministry of Women, Family and Community Development.  Her research and consultancy projects are mostly on child protection and criminal justice and in 2010, she was involved in an international study by the British Institute for Criminal and Comparative Law (BICCL) on the rights of child offenders in the Muslim states. More recently, she had undertaken research projects for the ASEAN Commission for the Protection of Women and Children.

Her main areas of interest are child law, criminal justice and the teaching and learning of law. She has conducted research projects and published on various aspects of child protection and criminal justice, presented over a hundred and twenty papers locally and internationally and is frequently invited to give lectures and training seminars on various aspects of child rights. Since the last five years she has been conducting specialized trainings on child justice for medical practitioners, lawyers, judges and social workers. Over the past 15 years, she has been working closely with the Ministry of Women, Children and Community Development, Ministry of Health, Ministry of Education, Royal Malaysian Police and the Department of Prison with the purpose of improving the juvenile justice and the child protection system.

Registration must be accompanied with payment to guarantee your place and is on a first-come first served basis.

CPD points and Certificate of attendance will be given upon completion of the whole session to participants who have attended until the end of the event.

Payment can be made by direct deposit or internet banking to:

Account name: JOHORE BAR HOUSE & LIBRARY FUND

Bank: CIMB Bank Berhad

Account no.: 80-0933164-8

Please direct all correspondence (including completed registration form and proof of payment) to the Johore Bar Secretariat by email to secretariat@johorebar.org.my or by fax 07-276 1188 not later than Thursday, 5th August 2019.

AIMI SYARIZAD BINTI DATUK HJ. KUTHUBUL ZAMAN

CHAIRPERSON

CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

SUB COMMITTEE

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