oa Article 40 - Reversing the trends : children awaiting trial in prison

Volume 8 Number 1
  • ISSN : 1562-4382



Extracted from text ... 11 CHILDREN AWAITING TRIAL IN PRISON: the Correctional Services Act in 1998.7 The Child Justice Bill, 8 was designed to develop a new child-friendly system, giving effect to the various international instruments. It prohibits awaiting-trial detention of those under 14 years of age, and aims to give effect to the principle of detention as a measure of last resort for all children by making provision for diversion, release into the custody of the parents, and other mechanisms. However, the Bill has been held up and has not yet been brought before the legislature for consideration. The White Paper on Correctional ..

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