Minimum ages of criminal responsibility around the world

As part of CRIN’s policy work on the minimum age of criminal responsibility (MACR), we monitor these ages around the world. This page links to detailed information on the MACR in each country, divided by region:

You can also explore our research on the minimum ages for criminal responsbility around the world on CRIN’s interactive map on our new deprivation of liberty campaign website

Please contact us at [email protected] if you are aware of any inaccuracies in this information or legal reforms underway to amend the minimum age of criminal responsibility in any State.

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