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Promotion of the Convention on the Rights of the Child and the legal protection of children and adolescents Algeria 2002 An independent National Commission on the reform of the legal system in Algeria was set up in the year 2000 Among the conclusions were issues concerning the independence of judges and the implementation of international conventions ratified by the country This gave UNICEF an opportunity to promote the effective use of the Convention on the Rights of the Child CRC in the judiciary system The entry point was the Institut National de la Magistrature INM which is the only school in Algeria providing full time three year post graduation training for future magistrates UNICEF s partnership with INM has the main objective of integrating practice and understanding of child rights and international standards for juvenile justice in the Algerian legal system by referring to the application of ratified international treaties such as the CRC In Algeria international treaties ratified by the country have a higher legal power than national law except for the Constitution This is key to promoting the respect of commitments assumed through the ratification of treaties The application of the CRC is limited so far because of lack of knowledge of principles of child rights Although ratified treaties are published in the official newspaper it is not certain that judges will use these treaties in their work The same is the case for lawyers and other professional groups such as the police The approach adopted by the INM and UNICEF has been to increase the knowledge base in the judiciary system by training student magistrates and serving judges on the CRC This has resulted in the incorporation of a new course in the curriculum on International Human Rights Legal Instruments There is also in depth teaching on the CRC and its Optional Protocols and their practical application A second aspect is to review the degree of conformity of Algerian law with the CRC as well as



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