Brunei Darussalam

Located on the north coast of the Island of Borneo, densely forested Brunei Darussalam is surrounded and divided in two by Malaysia. The country became fully independent from Britain in 1984, and has experienced significant economic success off the back of it’s large reserves of oil and gas. Brunei’s punitive juvenile justice system is among the State’s most overt violations of children’s rights: children as young as seven can be held criminally responsible and boys can be sentenced to whipping as a judicial penalty.

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41290070Population12400021.022039234682Population under 1531890054.063937999516Number of internet users
30 Human development index

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Policy and Advocacy

BRUNEI DARUSSALAM: UPR submission on inhuman sentencing of children
4 Oct 2018
This report was submitted ahead of the 33rd session of the Universal Periodic Review as part of our campaign against...
DEATH PENALTY: Submission for the Secretary-General's report on the death penalty 2018
30 Apr 2018
CRIN is campaigning for the abolition of inhuman sentencing of children, defined to include the death penalty, corporal...
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