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UNICEF calls gov't not to lower age of criminal liability, says stronger implementation of juvenile law needed

Friday 28th of September 2018 | Asia, Philippines
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The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) on Thursday expressed concern over the proposal of Senate President Vicente "Tito" Sotto III to lower the minimum age of criminal responsibility, noting that lawmakers should instead improve the implementation of the Republic Act No. 9344 or the Juvenile Justice and Welfare Act (JJWA) of 2006.

In a press release, UNICEF pointed out that children who have become involved in illegal activities are also victims as they supposedly did not experience a nurturing environment.

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