Panel: Access to Justice for Juveniles in Zambia
On November 3, 2014, the Avon Global Center organized a panel discussion on "Access to Justice for Juveniles in Zambia." Panelists included Tinenenji Banda, Esq., JSD candidate and Co-Founder of the Center for Law and Justice, Prof. Liz Brundige, Assistant Clinical Professor of Law and Director of the Global Gender Justice Clinic, Prof. Muna Ndulo, Professor of Law and Director of the Institute for African Development, Christopher Sarma, JD candidate, and Amy Stephenson, JD candidate.
Panelists discussed their work in developing the first-ever practice guide on Zambian juvenile law. They explained that the handbook aims to function as a practice guide for judicial officials and legal practitioners who work in the area of juvenile law. It addresses a range of issues from the constitutional, statutory, and human rights framework of juvenile law, special issues that arise in cases of child sexual abuse, and procedural protections for juvenile witnesses. The panel further reflected on the handbook's insights and discussed strategies for addressing the challenges that prevent juveniles from accessing justice through the courts.