Public Security Directorate, in cooperation with the Jordanian Judicial Council, the Ministry of Justice, and the National Council for Family Affairs, and with the support of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), launched today the modern technology for hearing children "victims of crime and witnesses to it" in the Family and Juvenile Protection Department / central and southern departments of Amman, in the presence of the Assistant Director of Public Security For Judiciary Brigadier General Mohammad Tbeishat, the Secretary General of the National Council for Family Affairs, Dr. Mohammad Miqdadi, the Secretary General of the Jordanian Judicial Council, Judge Ali Al-Masimi, and the Deputy Representative of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Igor Avangish.
The Assistant Director of Public Security for the Judiciary , Brigadier General Mohammad Tbeishat, said that the launch of this technology comes within the framework of the modernization and development system pursued by the Public Security Directorate in its various formations and units, which would carry out its security and humanitarian duties according to the latest technology aimed at preserving the security and safety of society , Public Security Directorate seeks to maintain the communication between the Family and Juvenile Protection Department and national institutions.
The Secretary General of the Judicial Council, Judge Ali Al-Masimi, indicated that the Judicial Council, based on its vision of excellence in achieving justice in accordance with the justice sector strategy (2022-2026), and within the dimension of developing litigation procedures in criminal matters and raising the efficiency of criminal procedures in the activity of expanding the use of technology, this project has taken into account the avoidance of the negative effects that a child witness or victim may be exposed to as a result of litigation procedures, through the use of TV link technology that enables hearing the child’s testimony online, which leads to avoiding his confrontation with the perpetrator of violence or abuse and reducing the effects that It would affect his development and achieve the best interest of the child.
The Secretary-General of the National Council for Family Affairs, Dr. Mohammad Miqdadi, indicated that the launch of this technology came to contribute to the advancement of the conditions of the family and its members in a way that achieves the best interest of the child, especially in terms of protection, by providing the best services according to needs, and also reflects cooperation and coordination between workers from the institutions concerned .
The representative of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Igor Avangish, indicated to the need to contribute in achieving justice through the process of digital documentation during litigation, adding that modern technology represents a safe environment for children during the investigation stages, by maintaining complete confidentiality for children who are victims and witnesses of violence.
It is noteworthy that this technology will prevent the affected children from giving their judicial testimonies according to the video system (remotely), which would keep the child away from facing the offender and the audience of the court.