Dec 16 gangrape: Centre says juvenile accused canít be tried twice

Swamy has also contended that the Juvenile Justice Act provides for a "straitjacket" interpretation of the term 'juvenile'. He also said the interpretation was in violation of the United Nations Convention for the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) and Beijing Rules on the issue.

The UNCRC and Beijing Rules say the presumption of "the age of criminal responsibility" be fixed while "bearing in mind the mental and intellectual maturity" of offender, Swamy had said.

Raising an identical issue, the victim's father had said the August 31, 2013, verdict of the Board was not acceptable to the family and so they were challenging the constitutional validity of the Act, as there is no other authority concerned to which they could approach for relief.

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