Tag Archives: India

Tuesday’s Children and the Law News Roundup

17-Year Old Tried As Juvenile After Killing Ref Over Call, Could Serve Less Than 4 Years, cbs.com A teenager charged with killing a Utah soccer referee because he didn’t like the man’s call during a game pleaded guilty Monday to a charge of homicide by assault in a case that brought new attention to the […]

Wednesday’s Children and the Law News Roundup

Not So Well-Regulated Militias in Schools, Juvenile Justice Blog However, absent from the media coverage of North Carolina, and lost amidst the General Assembly’s recent efforts to attack women, restrict voting, dismantle public education, make the rich richer and poor poorer, and initiate other measures from the American Legislative Exchange Council’s vile playbook, is a section buried deep […]

Thursday’s Children and the Law News Roundup

India, Dead Children, and the Lessons of a Dangerous Pesticide, wired.com Last week, 23 children – some as young as five, none older than 12 – died after eating the free lunch provided at their school in a village in the state of Bihar in northern India.  Another two dozen remain hospitalized. They’d reportedly complained about the […]

Thursday’s Children & the Law News Roundup

Supreme Court Issues Notice to Centre on Disparity in Law Over Age For Sexual Consent for Married Women, New Delhi, www.NDTV.com New Delhi: The Supreme Court today issued a notice to the Centre and sought its response on removing disparity in law relating to the age for sexual consent for married women. This comes after a […]

Thursday’s Children and the Law News Roundup

Pennsylvania Finds 20 Percent of Juveniles Re-Offend Within Two Years, Juvenile Justice Information Exchange A new report issued by the Pennsylvania Juvenile Court Judges’ Commissionfinds that among juveniles whose cases were closed in 2007, one-in-five recidivated within two years. The Pennsylvania Juvenile Justice Recidivism Report found juvenile recidivism rates to be as high as 45 percent […]

Tuesday’s Children and the Law News Roundup

Juveniles in Indian-controlled Kashmir denied justice, PressTV In a stark revelation on the grim human rights scenario in Indian-controlled Kashmir, a fact finding report by New Delhi based Asian Centre for Human Rights has termed the situation of juveniles in Kashmir as the worst in India. The report, which happens to be the first ever […]

Tuesday’s Children and the Law News Roundup

Indian Supreme Court to review blanket protection for juveniles, Mail Online India The Supreme Court has decided to look into the Constitutional validity of the juvenile justice law which provides blanket protection to all offenders up to the age of 18 irrespective of their mental maturity level. In the petition before the court, the lawyers […]

Monday’s Children and the Law News Roundup

Amended juvenile justice law hits snag, BusinessMirror In the Philippines, the bill amending the Juvenile Justice and Welfare Act of 2006 hit a snag at the bicameral conference committee on Monday when senators failed to reach an agreement with their House counterparts on lowering the age of discernment to 12 years old but only for heinous […]