[In the news] CHR to gov’t: Address conditions pushing children to commit crimes -RAPPLER.com

CHR to gov’t: Address conditions pushing children to commit crimes

The Commission on Human Rights (CHR) urged the government to address the problems that push children to commit crimes, instead of “confining” kids as young as 9 and holding them liable.

“We urge the government to address conditions that push children to such circumstances, rather than placing the burden on a child for the failures of institutions meant to protect them,” CHR Spokesperson Jacqueline de Guia said in a statement on Monday, January 21.

The House committee on justice approved a bill that would lower the minimum age of criminal responsibility from 15 years old to 9 years old.

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