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* Justice Ministry of Sri Lanka partners with UNICEF to develop an electronic database to speed up justice for children
Thu, Aug 21, 2014, 11:42 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Aug 21, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Ministry of Justice, the Attorney General's Department and UNICEF have teamed up to launch the development of an electronic database to speed up justice for abused children by tracking their cases swiftly.

The Ministry of Justice is initiating the innovative web-based tracking system for the Attorney General's Department. The program is developed by the University of Colombo -School of Computing (UCSC) with the financial and technical support from the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF).

Speaking at the launching of the program on Thursday, the Minister of Justice Rauf Hakeem said the lack of case tracking systems inevitably lead to delays in the processing of cases, resulting in the secondary victimization of children who had already been subjected to abuse.

The new initiative will transform the current manual process into an automated web-based system that will allow for tracking and processing of a considerable number of pending cases related to children, the UNICEF said in a statement.

The lack of an automated system has resulted in setbacks in the administration of justice and availability of statistics and qualitative data pertaining to children.

Commending the new project, Attorney General Palitha Fernando said "This project allows us to establish a data collection system and will help improve our judicial process especially for children."

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