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Newsletter: From Evidence to Action

The Child Justice Act: A reassessment of the minimum age of criminal responsibility

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Opinion pieces
Author :
Morgan Courtney
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PAN: Children from time to time invites experts in the child rights field to write Opinion Pieces on specific topics to stimulate debate.The opinion piece reassesses the minimum age of criminal capacity in South Africa and it was written for PAN: Children by Morgan Courtenay. He is a member of the Johannesburg Society of Advocates. In addition to his private practice he is in-house counsel for the Centre for Child Law. His areas of interest in child law include: detention of children; mental health and disability; and child justice.