SC admits Swamy's petition on definition of "juvenile"; Permits JJB to pass orders on Delhi gang rape accused

Default admin language (currently English) August 22 2013

The Supreme Court today admitted a Special Leave Petition (SLP) filed by Dr. Subramanian Swamy seeking interpretation of the definition of "juvenile" under the Juvenile Justice Act (Act) in the light of UN Convention on Rights of Child.

Swamy had contended in his petition that the Juvenile Justice Act as it currently exists lacks the nuances of the definition of "juvenile" under the UN Convention on Rights of Child. He had submitted in his petition that irrespective of the age limit fixed in the definition of a 'juvenile', it . . .

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