Juvenile Justice System Ordinance 2000

Important Postulates

1- Child means: a person who at the time of commission of an offence has not attained the age of eighteen years.
This means that less than 18 years , a person is a child.
2- Legal assistance to child: any child who is victim or accused have the right of legal assistance .
3- Legal assistance: Government of Pakistan shall pay for the legal assistance .
4- Following people can be present in Juvenile court: Members and officers of the court -Parties to the case – Guardian of the child-Others person directed by court to be present in court.
Medical treatment: If a child brought before Juvenile court requires mental or physical treatment he shall be treated at the expense of state.