International Leave a Comment / Prison Issues / By LATEST NEWS Kenya: CURE Conference Pakistan: Juvenile Justice Systems Act Workshop Timor-Leste: Meeting with Consul-General China: Hangzhou Prison Delegation Visit China: Prison Delegation Visit OVERVIEW To assist the work of Justice Action in the local community of Australia, and to promote criminal justice worldwide, we also study the prison conditions in other jurisdictions outside Australia. Recent work includes a meeting with the Chinese Prison Delegation and an International Survey on youth access to computers in cells. PAKISTAN: Juvenile Justice Systems Act Workshop Justice Action was invited by Legal Awareness Watch Pakistan to present a live talk on Zoom during a Juvenile Justice Systems Act workshop (26th-27th May 2021). The presentation consisted of an analysis of Pakistan’s demographics and problems in their judicial and political systems in relation to the recent Juvenile Justice Systems Act 2018. By comparing Pakistan’s current juvenile justice system to that of Australia and NSW, JA made recommendations and suggestions. TIMOR-LESTE: Meeting with Timor-Leste Consul-General Justice Action facilitated a meeting between Timor-Leste Consul-General Luciano Valentim Da Conceicao and the President of the Community Justice Coalition and International Commission of Jurists, The Hon John Dowd AO QC on Wednesday February 3, 2021. It was decided to support the creation of an NGO focused on prisoners in Timor-Leste. This follows the success of the world first NSW Computers in Cells program. Further collaboration between NGOs, politicians, and lawyers of both countries will take place over the coming months as well as engaging prisoners of Timor-Leste themselves. CHINA: Hangzhou Prison Delegation Visit A delegation of six Chinese prison bureaucrats from the Hangzhou Municipal Justice Bureau, visited Justice Action on the 15th November. The delegates from the Zhejiang province, China were led by Deputy Director Mr Zhang Liansheng. They wanted to know about our operations, how we represent prisoners’ interests and improve the social and mental health of prisoners. They also wanted to exchange information and ideas, as well as to set up a friendly relationship.