Tag: Youth Justice

Boy’s detention may breach ‘spirit’ of UN Convention

November 7, 2017 | By More
Boy’s detention may breach ‘spirit’ of UN Convention

A judge has ruled that detention of a child needing care at protection at a youth justice facility near Christchurch was lawful, but may breach the spirit of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.

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Bail granted to youth after days in police cell

June 22, 2017 | By More
Bail granted to youth after days in police cell

A 14-year-old charged with robbery has been released on supported bail after four days in the Christchurch police cells but two other youths charged with an overnight ram-raid are spending another night in the cells.

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