oa Article 40 - Editorial

Volume 11, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1562-4382



This year has so far indeed been a progressive one in relation to child justice, in that not only has the President of South Africa signed the Child Justice Act, but the judiciary has also been active in building on the current South African jurisprudence relating to key issues concerning child justice. A victory for convicted children was achieved in the recent Constitutional Court judgment handed down in July which declared that minimum sentences are invalid for 16- and 17-year-olds.

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