This guidebook aims to provide instructions and practical guidance for the judges and prosecutors working in juvenile justice in Iraq. This is to ensure the proper application of relevant legislations and regulations, and to respect the international standards for juveniles and children. It particularly aims to protect the best interests of juveniles and to extend the application of alternative penalties whenever possible, especially in cases where judges have the discretionary powers to expand the application of the legal text, considering the particular circumstances of each case.
Publication Date: 2018
Date added: February 7, 2019