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LIST: Age of criminal liability in some Asian countries

Thursday 24th of January 2019 | Asia, Philippines
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The Philippines may soon have a new law that would lower the age of criminal responsibility from the current 15 years old.

The House of Representatives on Wednesday approved on second reading the bill seeking to lower the criminal responsibility of youth offenders to 12 years old. Lawmakers initially proposed to set it to 9 years old but amendments were made after a consensus was reached.

 

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