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28 June 2018

A note on the age of criminal responsibility

Age of Criminal Responsibility, Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology (POST), June 2018 The Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology have published a note which considers whether the current age of criminal responsibility is appropriate by exploring international legal standards, scientific research on mental and moral development and alternative approaches to dealing with children in conflict […]

11 August 2016

Landmark South African children’s rights ruling

Raduvha v Minister of Safety and Security and Another [2016] ZACC 24 The Constitutional Court of South Africa has confirmed that the ‘best interest' principle, enshrined in Article 3 of the UNCRC and incorporated into South African domestic legislation, is to be paramount when police are considering arresting and detaining a child.

3 June 2016

UNCRC report raises concerns for children in the criminal justice system

The UN Committee on the Rights of a Child have issued their concluding observations on children’s rights in the UK. The report raises serious concerns at the state of children’s rights in the UK and encourages it to bring its domestic legislation in line with the UN Convention on the Rights of a Child.