KUWAIT: Inhuman sentencing of children

The death penalty, life imprisonment and corporal punishment are unlawful for offences committed while under the age of 18 in Kuwait. On 31 December 2016, Kuwait reintroduced the death penalty and life imprisonment for offences committed while aged over 16, but repealed the reforms in March 2017. This report details the current law as well as that in force prior to March 2017.

This report was prepared by the Child Rights International Network in January 2017 and updated after the reforms in March 2017. For more information about CRIN’s inhuman sentencing campaign, visit: www.crin.org/home/campaigns/inhuman-sentencing or contact us at [email protected]

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