Practice Relating to Rule 126. Visits to Persons Deprived of Their Liberty
Afghanistan’s Juvenile Code (2005) states: “Visits [to] detention places
. The legal representative has the right to visit the child in places of detention provided that the rules of those places are respected.”
The Code also states: “Legal representatives [may include] parents, guardians, executors, relatives, attorney or [the] legal guardian of a child.”
Afghanistan’s Law on Juvenile Rehabilitation and Training Centres (2009) states regarding the detention of juveniles:
Article 24. [Contact] with Family
[The persons] in charge of [a] juvenile’s justice rehabilitation centre … [have the] duty … to [ensure that juveniles, whether] suspected, accused [or] sentenced to imprisonment [are able] to communicate with their families, [through] visit, … mail or other ways that should not disturb [the] facility’s regulation.
Article 31. Punishment.
If the … [detained juvenile] does not observe the orders and disciplines of juvenile centres, [the] following punishment will be given:
3. Prohibition of visitation with their family
4. Deprivation of their leave.