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The British Institute of International and Comparative Law is currently carrying out a project on the Rights of the Child in Criminal Law in Iran and other Muslim States. This project aims at enhancing the implementation of non-discriminatory laws relating to children in Muslim States’ criminal justice systems through training, research and providing support to advocacy work.
This book will be the result of a comparative study on the age of criminal liability in Muslim States, aimed at providing strong material for advocacy and research on the subject. National Rapporteurs from Muslim and European States have participated in completing a questionnaire on the subject. The countries involved in the study are Afghanistan, Egypt, the UK, Iran, Malaysia, Nigeria, Spain, United Arab Emirates, and Pakistan.
It also features introductory chapters covering the history of child criminal law, and an introduction to Islamic criminal law as it relates to children, to place the study in context. Among other issues, the authors discuss:-