oa Article 40 - National interim protocol for the management of children awaiting trial

Volume 3 Number 2
  • ISSN : 1562-4382



Extracted from text ... received a report on juvenile justice from the South African Law Commission, and a draft Bill has been placed on the parliamentary agenda. Until such time as comprehensive legislation has been enacted and implemented, however, the government is acting to ensure appropriate management of children accused of crimes. Of particular concern are children who are awaiting their trials in custody. The government is committed to honouring section 28(1)(g) of the South African Constitution, which states that a child has the right: 'not to be detained except as a measure of last resort, in which case, in addition to the rights ..

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