UN’s Callamard slams lowering age of criminal liability; Palace reacts
Callamard on Monday called the proposal “shameful” and “potentially deadly” after the House justice committee approved the measure for the consideration of the plenary.
The bill seeks to amend Republic Act 9344 or the Juvenile Justice Law, which sets the minimum age of criminal liability at 15 years old. A counterpart measure in the Senate aims to set the age of criminal responsibility at 13.
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