Article 1: Definition of a child

IRAN: Execution of juvenile offenders breaches international law, says UN human rights chief
26/Jun/2014 News
Navi Pillay expresses concern about large number of executions since beginning of 2014, and calls on Iran's authorities to halt the imminent execution of a juvenile offender.
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SOUTH AFRICA: Botched circumcisions becoming health crisis in country
17/Jun/2014 News
Problem is most severe in the Eastern Cape province, where nearly 500 young men have died in circumcision rituals since 2006.
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UNITED KINGDOM: New law makes it criminal offence to force children into marriage
16/Jun/2014 News
Campaigners say that the new law in England and Wales sends "a powerful message".
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MALDIVES: Country should repeal new regulation providing for death penalty, says UN
30/Abr/2014 News
UN voices deep concern about a new regulation that effectively overturns a 60-year moratorium on the use of capital punishment and allows for children as young as seven to be sentenced to death for certain crimes.
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IRAN: Four juvenile executions in four days
22/Abr/2014 News
Human rights group says hanging of 16-year-old comes just days after execution of three other juveniles.  
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PAKISTAN: Nine-month-old baby accused of attempted murder
7/Abr/2014 News
Police in Lahore province charge baby with planning a murder, threatening police and interfering with state affairs.
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INDIA: Supreme Court dismisses pleas on fresh interpretation of term 'juvenile'
28/Mar/2014 News
The Supreme Court of India has upheld the definition of 'juvenile' under the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act 2000, refusing to lower the upper age limit of juvenility.  
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