USA: Further information: 13-year-old boy to be tried in juvenile court

USA: Further information: 13-year-old boy to be tried in juvenile court

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Index Number: AMR 51/073/2011
Date Published: 25 August 2011
Categories: USA

On 23 August, a Pennsylvania trial court ordered the immediate transfer of Jordan Brown’s case to a juvenile court for trial. This decision removes the risk of 13-year-old Jordan Brown being sentenced to life imprisonment without the possibility of parole. Such a sentence, when imposed on anyone under 18 years old at the time of the crime, violates international law.


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