MALDIVES: Inhuman sentencing of children

The current Penal Code was ratified by the President in April 2014 and came into force on 16 July 2015, instituting wide reaching reforms of Maldivian criminal law. Corporal punishment and the death penalty are lawful penalties for offences committed while under the age of 18.  

In 2014, the Regulation on Investigateion and Execution of Sentence for Willful Murder was also adopted, creating a procedure that would enable executions to take place.

This report was initially prepared for CRIN in 2010 and was updated in November 2015. 

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