Practice Relating to Rule 120. Accommodation for Children Deprived of Their Liberty
Afghanistan’s Juvenile Code (2005) states: “Children in detention shall be kept separately from adults.”
Afghanistan’s Law on Juvenile Rehabilitation and Training Centres (2009) states regarding the detention of juveniles:
Protection of juveniles, [whether] suspected, accused [or] convicted
1. The suspected and … accused juveniles can only be kept in the Juvenile Justice Department Centres (JJDCs) until their investigation and court [proceedings are] completed.
2. The convicted juveniles will be kept in the Juvenile Justice Department Centres (JJDC) (open or closed), unless [otherwise provided by law].