Age Of Criminal Responsibility

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Children's rights in Northern Ireland are being compromised by a failure to implement recommendations made by a youth justice review more than a decade ago, according to a new report. The Children's Law Centre, Include Youth, NIACRO and Voice of Young People in Care (VOYPIC) commissioned youth justi

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Proposals to raise the age of criminal responsibility in Northern Ireland from 10 to at least 12 have not progressed due to "a lack of political support", Justice Minister Naomi Long has said. Mrs Long yesterday gave a update on the implementation of the 31 recommendations of the 2011 Youth Justice

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The High Court has found that the balance of justice lies in favour of the prosecution of a man who, while a minor, allegedly assaulted gardaí and damaged court property while attempting to escape custody. Background

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Proposals to increase the minimum age of criminal responsibility in Northern Ireland, which currently stands at 10 years of age, are under consideration by ministers. Justice Minister Naomi Long has confirmed in response to a written Assembly question that she wrote to her Executive colleagues last

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The age of criminal responsibility in Ireland is too low and should be raised, an influential European committee has warned. The general age of criminal responsibility in Ireland is 12 years, but there is also provision for 10- and 11-year-old children charged with serious offences including murder,

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