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Desertification in Pakistan

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Following the ratification of the CRC in 1990, the government of Pakistan promulgated the “Juvenile Justice System Ordinance -2000” (JJSO 2000), which provides for the protection of children involved in criminal litigation. It came into force immediately and was a marked step forward in establishing a fairer and more child friendly justice system in Pakistan.

Adopted, opened 4 sign by Gen. Assembly Enter into Force 2nd Sep1990

Conflict of Laws regarding Age of Minor/Child

J.J.S.O 2000
Sec.2(b):Child means a person who at the time of commission of an offence, has not attained the age of 18 years.
                                                                                                                          UNCRC     Art. 1
Pakistan Penal Code
Sec.82: Nothing is an offence which is done by a child under seven years of age.

Sec.83: Nothing is an offence which is done by a child above seven years of age and under twelve, who has not attained sufficient maturity of understanding to judge of the nature and consequences of his conduct on that occasion.

Offence Of Zina (Enforcement Of Hadd)Ord.1979
Sec.2(a)Adult means a person who has attained, being a male, the age of eighteen years or being a female, the age of sixteen years, or has attained puberty.

Code Of Criminal Procedure 1898
Sec.29-B “Juvenile as a person under the age of 15 years”

Punjab Youthful Offenders Ord. 1983
Sec.2 (1) (a) Child is a person not attained the age of 15 years.

Juvenile Justice Act 1986
Sec.2 (h) In Indian law Juvenile means a boy who has not attained the age of 16 years or a girl who has not attained the age of 18 years.

Juvenile Justice System Ord. 2000.
S. 5 No joint trial of a child and adult person, separate trial of the child by the Juvenile Court.

Court of Sessions Judge. Magistrate. 1st Class, 4Months

S. 7
Determination of Age
If a question arises as to whether a person before it is a child for the purpose of this Ordinance, the...


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