2.5 SPECIAL PROVISIONS WITH REGARD TO CHILDREN

  • ACT OF A CHILD UNDER SEVEN YEARS OF AGE
  • Noting is an offence, which is done by a child under seven years of age
  • ACT OF A CHILD ABOVE SEVEN AND UNDER TWELVE OF IMMATURE UNDERSTANDING
  • Noting is an offence, which is done by a child under seven years of age and under twelve, who has not attained sufficient maturity of understanding to judge the nature and consequences of his conduct on that occasion.
  • ARREST AND TRAIL OF JUVENILE OFFENDERS
  • No Juvenile offender shall be sentenced to death or life imprisonment or committed to prison and no juvenile offender shall be charged with or tried for any offence together with adults. (The Juvenile Justices (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2000).