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Law Council of Australia


United Nations Human Rights Council 46 Statement - Minimum Age of Criminal Responsibility

22 March 2021



On 8 March 2021, Law Council President, Dr Jacoba Brasch QC, presented a video statement before the Secretary General’s Special Representative on Violence Against Children within the programme of the 46th Human Rights Council in Geneva.

The statement noted the Law Council’s advocacy for raising of the minimum age of criminal responsibility to 14 years across Australia, and discussed the need for a holistic approach to juvenile justice reforms.

The full statement is available here.



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