Towards a Child-friendly Justice System in Egypt

Implementing the Sustainable Development Goals

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This report analyses Egypt’s legal and policy framework and takes stock of the Egyptian Government’s efforts to co-ordinate child justice services and make the justice system in Egypt more child-friendly. It includes an analysis of specific design and delivery mechanisms of justice and support services based on the legal needs of children and identifies the roles, responsibilities and co-operation opportunities for relevant governmental stakeholders involved in child-friendly justice. The review considers a range of essential components of a child-friendly justice system in all its forms – criminal, civil and administrative justice. It highlights the results achieved so far and provides tailored policy recommendations to support Egypt in better meeting the justice needs of children, in line with international standards and treaties.


Strengthening Child-friendly Justice Services in Egypt

This chapter provides a cross-cutting analysis of the Egyptian child justice system and services from the standpoint of the OECD Criteria for People-centred Design and Delivery of Justice Services, focusing on the criteria that hold the most relevance in the Egyptian context. It provides recommendations and good practice examples to help Egyptian services fully achieve these guiding principles, including accessibility, inclusion, empowerment and appropriateness. It also provides evidence-based guidance to strengthen the capacity and resources in the child justice system.


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