Military patch: age of Judea and Samaria was raised from 16 to 18.

The amendment of legislation that went into effect this month, is another significant step in protecting the rights of minors in Judea and Samaria, below previous important measures, especially the very creation of the juvenile court

תאריך: 04/10/2011, 13:42    
מחבר: מערכת אתר צה”ל

This month signed legislation amendment which raised the age of juvenile court matter in Judea and Samaria. In 2009 established a military court in Judea and Samaria. During its inception, special legislation rules
To administer criminal proceedings against minors. For this purpose, “minor” is defined as being before him for 15 years.

Clarified that to define age of meaning, since in relation to minors established special procedures. Trials are held before judges empowered for this role, the trials of minors are held separately from adults and existing procedures of mandatory separation in custody and detention facilities between minors and adults.

In addition, in relation to minors, empowered the Court to appoint their youth counselor at the expense of the public Treasury to order that the parents of a minor to be present at the hearing and receiving report
Social factors in relation to minors.

The latest legislation, must be added to a parent of the minor detention and interrogation, as well as the obligation to inform the minor the right to consult a lawyer prior to his interrogation.
The legislative amendment is another significant step to protect the rights of minors in Judea and Samaria, below previous important measures, especially the very creation of the juvenile court.

Translated from Hebrew

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