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Make children’s cases ‘a priority’

MARIA BRADSHAW, [email protected]

Make children’s cases ‘a priority’

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CASES INVOLVING children should take priority in the law courts, said gender rights advocate Felicia Browne.

She expressed concern at the length of time it was taking for cases involving children to be adjudicated in Barbados.

Pointing out that some cases took as long as five years or more, Browne said: “We have to make it a priority – a national mandate – that we are going to promote children rights not only in terms of the advocacy but the implementation in the judicial system because it is the end process.

“When a child’s family makes a report they go to the police, they go to the Child Care Board and all the relevant authorities but the end is the judicial system because this is where you expect to get justice; this is where you expect to get some form of accountability. (MB)

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