Article 40: Administration of juvenile justice

Age is Arbitrary - Discussion paper on setting minimum ages
11/Apr/2016 Publication
New CRIN discussion paper examines the use and worth of age thresholds in the context of a number of contentious children’s rights issues. The paper exposes how minimum ages can be inconsistent, discriminatory and arbitrary.  
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QATAR: CRC alternative report on Inhuman sentencing of children
21/Mar/2016 Publication
In Qatar, life imprisonment is a lawful penalty for offences committed by children aged 16 or older. The death penalty and...
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ZIMBABWE: UPR submission on inhuman sentencing
21/Mar/2016 Publication
Our research indicates that in Zimbabwe, people may lawfully be sentenced to life imprisonment for offences committed while under the age of 18 and males under the age of 18 may be sentenced to corporal punishment.
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ZIMBABWE: Inhuman Sentencing of Children
11/Mar/2016 Publication
The death penalty is explicitly prohibited for any offence committed by a person under the age of 18, but life...
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RWANDA: MPs to change law on capacity to help children access justice
2/Mar/2016 News
Children in Rwanda may soon gain direct access to justice much younger once an amendment to harmonise disparities in the country's different minimum ages is passed.  
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UNITED STATES: Inhuman sentencing of children
1/Feb/2016 Publication
Capital punishment is unconstitutional for offences committed by persons under the age of 18 and sentences of corporal...
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ÉTATS-UNIS : L'interdiction de la perpétuité pour les mineurs devient rétroactive
27/Jan/2016 News
En 2012, la Cour Suprême avait banni la perpétuité pour les condamnés de moins de 18 ans. Mais cet avis ne s'appliquait pas forcément aux personnes déjà jugées. Avec la décision rendue lundi, 1 000 personnes peuvent espérer bénéficier d'une libération conditionnelle.
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