n Law, Democracy & Development - The final curtain call for the 'Minimum Sentences Act'
|Article Title||The final curtain call for the 'Minimum Sentences Act'|
|© Publisher:||University of the Western Cape|
|Journal||Law, Democracy & Development|
|Publication Date||Nov 2009|
|Pages||96 - 104|
|Keyword(s)||University of the Western Cape|
This article elaborates on the position that international legal instruments have taken when focusing on the issue of punishment of youth offenders. It also provides some constitutional interpretation as to how juvenile offenders should be dealt with. It specifically deals with the constitutional challenge brought in relation to the 'Minimum Sentences Act' regarding the sentencing of juvenile offenders under the Act . This discussion includes an examination of the history of the Act and the constitutional challenge.
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