oa Article 40 - The detention of children : giving effect to the law

Volume 7 Number 4
  • ISSN : 1562-4382



Extracted from text ... 11 The detention of children: giving effect to the law should not be made final. On the return date, however, the order was made final by Levinson J, as no opposing documentation was filed. The case is important in several respects: ? It gives teeth to the prohibition on the pre-trial detention in prison of children aged below 14, as provided for in section 29 of Act 8 of 1959, which remains in force. ? The unacceptability of detaining children aged 14 or younger in prisons is obvious from the fact that the order required these children to be moved ..

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