oa Article 40 - What does it mean for child offenders? : the new Criminal Code of Ethiopia

Volume 8 Number 1
  • ISSN : 1562-4382



Extracted from text ... 8 alarming rate. This is mostly as a result of the HIV/Aids pandemic, family poverty, migration, high drop-out rates from school and a lack of opportunity for gainful employment or training and other related factors. ""It is not only the increase in number that should be of concern, "" one writer rightly warns ""... but also the seriousness and the proportion of offences committed by young people as compared with adults""1. An additional concern is the treatment of these children by the justice system. Age of criminal responsibility and definition of a child The new Criminal Code, just like the ..

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