Country Malaysia
Year 2017
Type of Measure Institutional mechanisms
Form of Violence Violence against women and girls

Brief Description

On 22 June 2017, a Special Court for Sexual Crimes Against Children addressing any sexual violence against children was first established in Putrajaya pursuant to the Sexual Offences Against Children Act 2017. A Sessions Court Judge with 25 years’ experience is tasked to preside at the special court and presently most of the judges appointed to preside in this court are women. The jurisdiction of the Sexual Crimes Against Children Court includes crimes of child pornography, child grooming, physical and non-physical sexual assault, rape, incest, carnal intercourse against the order of nature and child prostitution. Technological facilities available in the court are the Court Recording Transcription System (CRT) and Live TV Link System.

Source of Information

Malaysia's submission for National Review for Implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action, Beijing+25, 2019, p.44

For more information: Sexual Crime Court Against Children