Clause 53 - Aims of youth justice system

Part of Justice (Northern Ireland) Bill – in a Public Bill Committee am 10:30 am ar 12 Chwefror 2002.

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Photo of Derek Conway Derek Conway Ceidwadwyr, Old Bexley and Sidcup 10:30, 12 Chwefror 2002

I remind the Committee that with this we are taking the following amendments: No. 223, in page 30, line 32, after 'children', insert

'having taken into account the best interests of the child as the paramount consideration, as identified in the United Nations Conventions on the Rights of the Child; the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights; The United Nations Guidelines for the prevention of Juvenile delinquency; the United Nations Standard minimum for the Administration of Youth Justice and the United Nations Guidelines for the protection of juveniles deprived of their liberty.'.

No. 264, in page 30, line 32, after 'children', insert 'and young persons'.

No. 277, in page 30, line 37, leave out 'welfare' and insert 'best interests'.

No. 284, in page 30, line 41, at end insert—

'(3A) All persons with responsibility for the youth justice system shall have regard to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.'.