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ONE DAY WORKSHOP ON PRISONERS VULNERABILITY - LACKING AWARENESS

Dated: 31-October-2013

One day workshop on Prisoners Vulnerability – Lacking Awareness, organized by the Law and Justice Commission of Pakistan (LJCP), has been scheduled on 02nd November, 2013 at Federal Judicial Academy, H-8/4 Islamabad. The workshop will be attended by the Hon’ble Chief Justices and Judges of the  Supreme Court, Federal Shariat Court and High Courts, Chief Justices and Judges of the Supreme Court and High Court of Azad Jammu & Kashmir, the Chief Judge and Judges of the Supreme Appellate Court and Chief Court of Gilgit-Baltistan, District Judiciary, Inspectors General Police, Inspectors General (Prisons), Directors Reclamation & Probation, Attorney General for Pakistan, Advocate Generals of provinces, Vice Chairmen of Provincial Bar Councils, office bearers of the Supreme Court Bar Association, representatives of the High Court and District Bar Associations, jurists, Non official Visitors of Jails, members of the Civil Society and convicts released after serving sentence etc.

The purpose of organizing the Workshop is to provide opportunity to the concerned stakeholders to share their views and experiences for suggesting reforms for the improvement of dilapidated conditions of jails, creating awareness about the rights and privileges of prisoners permissible under the Jail Manual and evolving strategy for rehabilitation of prisoners.

After the inaugural Session the participants will assemble in four thematic groups to be chaired by the Hon’ble judges of the Supreme Court of Pakistan and co-chaired by the Hon’ble Chief Justices of the High Courts and the Hon’ble Chief Justice of Azad Jammu & Kashmir,  to discuss the following themes;

(1)    Rights and privileges of Prisoners
(2)    Monitoring Prisons - Role of District Judiciary
(3)    Prisons Reforms –A Dire Need
(4)    Rehabilitation of Prisoners – Neglected Area

The recommendations of each thematic group will be presented in the concluding session for approval of the House. The inaugural and concluding sessions will be chaired by the Hon’ble Chief Justice of Pakistan. During the concluding session Silver Jubilee of Federal Judicial Academy will also be celebrated.
 
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