QATAR: CAT submission on inhuman sentencing of children

This report was submitted ahead of the 63rd session of the Committee Against Torture as part of our campaign against inhuman sentencing of children - defined to include sentences of death, life imprisonment and corporal punishment.

In Qatar, life imprisonment remains a lawful sentence for offences committed while under the age of 18. The death penalty and corporal punishment are prohibited under crminal legislation, but appear to remain lawful under Sharia law for offences committed while under the age of 18.

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