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Name: Child Justice Act, 2015 (No. 23 of 2015).
Country: Antigua and Barbuda
Subject(s): Elimination of child labour, protection of children and young persons; Criminal and penal law
Type of legislation: Law, Act
Adopted on: 2016-03-04
Entry into force:
ISN: ATG-2016-L-102696
Bibliography: Legislation on-line Legislation on-line Antigua & Barbuda Laws PDF PDF (consulted on 2016-09-20)
Abstract/Citation: AN ACT to establish a criminal justice process for children accused of committing offences based on restorative justice and which aims at protecting the rights of children; to provide for the minimum age of criminal capacity of such children; to institute diversion of cases away from formal court procedures; to establish assessment of children and an initial inquiry as compulsory procedures; to extend the sentencing options available in respect of children; to consolidate the laws on the administration of justice for children; and for connected purposes.
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