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Amending JJ Act will neither deter serious offenders nor reform juvenile crime

Apr 24, 2015

Amending JJ Act will neither deter serious offenders nor reform juvenile crime

The reformative foundations of India's juvenile justice law have been shaken. Treating children the same as adult offenders is abhorrent to the philosophy underpinning the law passed in 2000. #HowThisWorks #India #Government #Juvenile Justice Act #Justice JS Verma Committee #Modi Sarkar #JJ Act
Amending Juvenile Justice Act to try 16-year-old's as adults won't fix anything and here's why

Apr 24, 2015

Amending Juvenile Justice Act to try 16-year-old's as adults won't fix anything and here's why

The new proposed change will do nothing to fix this essential problem with the juvenile justice system where a remand home is a far cry from rehabilitation, at best a warehouse for youth and more often than not, a hell-hole. #Juvenile Justice Act #Delhi gangrape #Delhi gangrape juvenile #changes in Juvenile Justice act
Expert speak: Is it right to try juveniles as adults? Debate continues as cabinet amends law

Apr 23, 2015

Expert speak: Is it right to try juveniles as adults? Debate continues as cabinet amends law

The Union Cabinet on Wednesday went ahead and cleared the proposal to try juveniles between the age group of 16-18 under laws for adults, for heinous crimes. #India #Delhi #NewsTracker #Cabinet #Debate #Proposal #gangrape #juvenile #punishable age #experts speak
Juvenile criminals aged 16-18 years in heinous crimes may be treated as adults after cabinet nod

Apr 23, 2015

Juvenile criminals aged 16-18 years in heinous crimes may be treated as adults after cabinet nod

A proposal to try juveniles in the age group of 16 to 18 years accused of heinous crimes under adult laws was cleared by the government on Wednesday. #NewsTracker #Supreme Court #Juvenile Justice Act #juvenile #Criminal
Pending cases to vacant posts: Functioning of Juvenile Justice Boards under SC scrutiny

Apr 10, 2015

Pending cases to vacant posts: Functioning of Juvenile Justice Boards under SC scrutiny

The functioning of Juvenile Justice Boards across the country came under scrutiny of the Supreme Court which on Friday sought complete details on the pendency of cases, frequency of its sittings, vacancy of posts and other related issues. #NewsTracker #Supreme Court #SC #National Legal Services Authority #Juvenile Justice Boards

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Delhi gangrape case Reducing juvenile age is pointless, so is media trial

Feb 25, 2013

Delhi gangrape case Reducing juvenile age is pointless, so is media trial

Media cannot pretend to be delivering justice. Tinkering with juvenile age will not reduce crime as long as our criminal reforms system remains counter-productive. #OnOurMind #Juvenile Justice Act #Delhi gangrape casem #Media Trial
Delhi gangrape Is it time to lower the age of juveniles?

Jan 29, 2013

Delhi gangrape Is it time to lower the age of juveniles?

Justice Verma's recommendations should be adopted as sensible reform. But we can still debate how best to prosecute, punish and rehabilitate those under the age of 18. #InMyOpinion #Delhi gangrape case #juvenile accused