Browsing: United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child

Somalia Plan to Reduce Adult Age to 15
  • The civil society has opposed Somalia plan to reduce Adult Age to 15 
  • Under Somalia’s provisional constitution, a child is defined as a person under the age of 18.
  • he proposed amendments also include physical development as the determining factor in a person’s majority.

Somalia’s parliament should reject any proposed constitutional amendments that would weaken rights protections for children, Human Rights Watch has said.

On March 30, 2024, both houses of parliament are expected to vote on the proposed amendments, which would reduce the age of majority – increasing the risk of child marriage and lowered juvenile justice standards – and possibly permit certain forms of female genital mutilation.…