Today, the ICJ submitted a briefing to the Committee on the Rights of the Child in view of the Committee’s preparation of a List of Issues for the examination of Brunei Darussalam’s Second and Third Periodic Reports under the Convention on the Rights of the Child.
In its submission, the ICJ draws the attention of the Committee to concerns related to:
i.) the minimum age of criminal responsibility;
ii.) minimum age for marriage and/or forced marriage;
iii.) whipping as a judicially imposed punishment on children; and
iv.) undue limitations on the right to freedom of religion.
The ICJ’s submission concludes with a list of recommended questions for inclusion in the List of Issues for the examination of Brunei Darussalam.
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