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HRW Director Asks about Implementation of Corrective Justice Law for Children with Continued Detention of 6 Children

2022-01-31 - 9:34 p

Bahrain Mirror: Bill Vanesveld, associate children's rights director at Human Rights Watch in the Middle East and North Africa, questioned how Bahrain's Corrective Justice Law for Children is implemented, with the continued detention of 6 children between the age of 14 and 15.

Vanesveld praised in tweet (Sunday, January 30, 2022) the Corrective Justice Law for Children, considering it a step forward and wondered how it is implemented. 

He added that law stipulates that the child should be 15 years old to bear criminal responsibility for the incident. Meanwhile, the authorities are holding six children between the ages of 14 and 15 "because of alleged cases that occurred a year ago".

Vanesveld stressed that this case would be pursued specifically by the international organization, in case the detention of children is renewed tomorrow (today).

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