Efficiency in the Criminal Procedure for Juveniles and the Protection of the Dignity of Juveniles

Hashim Çollaku, Mentor Çollaku


Criminal-procedure law is characterized by four stages of development: the investigative stage, the stage of the indictment and the defendant's statement, the trial stage and the stage with respect to remedies. The procedure for juvenile criminal offenses also goes through these stages. Juveniles participate considerably in crime, which means that society's concerns for further work are juvenile perpetrators of criminal offences. This obliges holders of responsibilities, prosecutors, judges, the police and other authorities that work to implement the legal provisions that refer to juvenile perpetrators of criminal offenses as the most sensitive categories of criminal procedure requires special attention. It works like acts and international agreements and domestic legal framework guaranteeing the rights and fundamental freedoms, which guarantee and protect the dignity of juveniles. Juvenile Justice Code was promulgated in the spirit of the Constitution of the Republic of Kosovo as well as acts of international agreements. Diversity measures oblige prosecutors and judges to new challenges in working with juvenile perpetrators of criminal offenses. In order to maintain the dignity of juvenile perpetrators of criminal offenses there should be constantly support on positive legal provisions, involving the guarding of human character, educational, economic, etc..

DOI: 10.5901/jesr.2015.v5n1s1p49

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