oa Article 40 - Public hearings by the Justice and Constitutional Development Portfolio Committee on the Child Justice Bill

Volume 5 Number 1
  • ISSN : 1562-4382



Extracted from text ... The first few months of 2003 brought with them the longawaited public hearings on the Child Justice Bill before the Justice and Constitutional Development Portfolio Committee. This issue examines some of the debates and submissions that emerged from the hearings and the departmental briefings to the Portfolio Committee. In addition, we feature some reactions to the proceedings from children who attended the public hearings. Nicro's submission to the Portfolio Committee included some statistical analyses. The Committee was informed that in 2002: ? 170 000 children were arrested countrywide; EDITORIAL ? 85% of these arrests were for property offences, and ? ..

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