Justice and Constitution

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Comment Sought on State Liability Amendment Bill

Portfolio Committee on Justice and Correctional Services

Parliament seeks comment on the State Liability Amendment Bill.

The bill was tabled in parliament in May 2018.

Draft Magistrates Bill on Track

Department of Justice and Constitutional Development

A revised Draft Magistrates Bill is likely to be submitted to the justice and correctional services minister within the next two months.

The deputy minister of justice and constitutional development, John Jeffery, announced this during a briefing in parliament on the department’s political overview.

Child Justice Amendment Bill Tabled

Department of Justice and Constitutional Development

A bill that seeks to increase the minimum age of criminal capacity of a child from ten years to twelve years has been tabled in parliament.

The Child Justice Amendment Bill also aims to remove the requirement to prove criminal capacity for purposes of diversion and preliminary inquiries.

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