QATAR: CRC alternative report on Inhuman sentencing of children

In Qatar, life imprisonment is a lawful penalty for offences committed by children aged 16 or older. The death penalty and corporal punishment are prohibited under criminal legislation, but appear to remain lawful under Sharia law for offences committed while under the age of 18.

This report was submitted ahead of the 74th Pre-Sessional Working Group of the Committee on the Rights of the Child in June 2016 as part of our campaign agains the inhuman sentencing of children - defined to include the death penalty, life imprisonment and corporal punishment.

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