Juvenile Justice (JJ) Act

Key Issues and Analysis


  1. The provision of trying a juvenile committing a serious or heinous offence as an adult based on date of apprehension could violate the Article 14 (right to equality) and Article 21 (requiring that laws and procedures are fair and reasonable).
  2. The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child requires all signatory countries to treat every child under the age of 18 years as equal. We would be contravening the convention in case the bill goes through.