oa Article 40 - Child justice in Malawi

Volume 8 Number 2
  • ISSN : 1562-4382



Extracted from text ... 4 In 2002, after considering Malawi's initial state party report, the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child (UN Committee) raised a number of concerns about the administration of juvenile justice in the country. Among others, the Committee stated that the too-low age of criminal responsibility, the non-respect of the rights of children during the penal procedure, the overuse and length of pre-trial detention, the appaling conditions of detention, and the lack of access to assistance towards the rehabilitation and reintegration of juveniles following justice proceedings were causes for concern. Accordingly, in order to bring the administration of child ..

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