PAKISTAN: Inhuman Sentencing of Children

People may be lawfully sentenced to corporal punishment, life imprisonment and the death penalty for offences committed while under the age of 18. Law reform has gone some way to eliminating corporal punishment, but since Pakistan lifted its unofficial moratorium in relation to terrorism cases in December 2014 and all capital cases in March 2015, it has returned to carrying out the death penalty for child offenders.

This report was initially prepared for CRIN in September 2010, but was updated in March 2017. 

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