June 2022 Our response to the Scottish Government’s Children’s Care and Justice Bill Consultation.
January 2021. We responded to the Scottish Government’s consultation on raising the age of referral to Children’s Hearings to include all children under the age of 18, including those in conflict with the law.
Audio clip on the minimum age of criminal responsibility in Scotland.
Former Commissioner Tam Baillie responds to a Scottish Government request for observations around the 2015 Remedial Order.
The Commissioner’s office responds to a consultation on a draft Remedial Order.
Evidence around the Bill that proposes to raise the Minimum Age of Criminal Responsibility from 8 to 12.
The Commissioner’s office responds to this consultation on reforming the disclosure regime in Scotland.
Our evidence around the Age of Criminal Responsibility (Scotland) Bill highlights proposals to revise a UN General Comment on juvenile justice.
Comments on proposed revisions to the Committee’s General Comment 10, including its recommendation that a minimum age of criminal responsibility of 14 should now be considered the absolute minimum standard.
This briefing for MSPs reiterates 14 as the minimum acceptable international standard for the age of criminal responsibility.