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Name: Law No. 32 of 2014 concerning Juvenile Law.
Country: Jordan
Subject(s): Elimination of child labour, protection of children and young persons
Type of legislation: Law, Act
Adopted on: 2014-11-02
Entry into force:
ISN: JOR-2014-L-100351
Bibliography: Legislation online in Arabic Legislation online in Arabic Ministry of Social Development, The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, Jordan PDF in Arabic PDF in Arabic (consulted on 2015-11-12)
Abstract/Citation: The new law raises the minimum age of criminal responsibility from 7 to 12 in accordance with international standards. It also prioritises alternatives to detention and diversion from the legal system, ultimately adopting a rehabilitative approach to juvenile justice versus a penal one. The new law will further facilitate the work of Juvenile Police Department (JPD) and programs for children in conflict with the law.

Repeals Law No. 24 of 1968 concerning Juvenile Law.
Implementing text(s):

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