[In the news] Children in conflict with the law are victims too — rights groups -PhilStar.com

Children in conflict with the law are victims too — rights groups

MANILA, Philippines — A children’s rights group on Friday again voiced opposition to proposals lowering the age of criminal liability as a House panel is set to finalize proposed legislation which to hold minors accountable for breaking the law.

In a statement, Salinlahi Alliance for Children’s Concerns said lowering the minimum age of criminal responsibility would only “put the blame on children in conflict with the law and punish them behind bars.”

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