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November 18, 2018

Needs assessment workshop held on effective prosecution responses to cases of violence against women and children

Union Attorney General U Tun Tun Oo delivers the speech at the Effective Prosecution Responses to Cases of Violence Against Women and Children Needs Assessment Workshop in Nay Pyi Taw. Photo: MNA

Union Attorney General U Tun Tun Oo attended and addressed the Effective Prosecution Responses to Cases of Violence Against Women and Children Needs Assessment Workshop, jointly organized by the Union Attorney General Office and United Nations organisations – United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA). The workshop was held at Mingalathiri Hotel in Nay Pyi Taw’s hotel zone yesterday morning.
In his address, the Union Attorney General said the workshop was jointly organized by the Union Attorney General Office, UNODC, UNICEF and UNFPA and is a needs assessment workshop for effective prosecution responses to cases of violence against women and children. Law officers conduct work relating to crime on behalf of the State, and their expertise, integrity, and living and working in accordance with the ethics of a law officer is vital for the people and the State, and also important for the development of justice and the rule of law. At present, crimes and violence against women and children are increasing, and the framework of law on these crimes and violence need to be complete and reliable, while penalties and punishment need to be effective. Myanmar is a party to the Convention on the Rights of the Children (CRC) and the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW). The Union Attorney General Office is cooperating for the establishment of laws that are complete and satisfactory and that are of international standard to protect the children and women. The forthcoming new laws will provide extra rights and protection that are more effective than the present ones. Law officers are to follow up effectively on cases of violence against women and children, said the Union Attorney General.
Following the address of the Union Attorney General, Officer in Charge of UNODC Myanmar office Mrs. Marie Cauchois said that UNODC is cooperating with the Union Attorney General Office and based on the outcome of the workshop, more projects that are beneficial to the people can be conducted. Present at the workshop together with the Union Attorney General were the Deputy Attorney General, officials from UNODC, UNFPA and UNICEF, directors general, directors, forty trainees and invited guests, it is learnt.

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