Friday, May 13, 2022
Afrasiab Ahmed Rana (International Islamic University, Islamabad - Department of Law) has posted The Rights of the Juvenile in Pakistan (Int. J. Human Rights and Constitutional Studies, Vol. 9, No. 3, 2022) on SSRN. Here is the abstract:
The protection of the rights of the children is a great concern of the modern legal systems. In Pakistan the rights of the juvenile offenders have been protected by two enactments, the Juvenile Justice System ordinance 2000 and the Juvenile Justice System Act 2018 in order to meet the requirements of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Children, 1989. This paper aims to cover all the rights available to a juvenile offender in Pakistan by analysing and comparing the rights available to the juveniles in the JJSA with the other prevailing laws and the JJSO. The JJSA is an attempt to update the legal rights available to the juveniles up to the international standards and the UNCRC. This paper is an attempt to discuss the rights available to the juveniles in Pakistan and suggests some improvements.