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Australia urged by 31 countries at UN meeting to raise age of criminal responsibility

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More than two dozen countries have pressured Australia to raise the age of criminal responsibility at a United Nations meeting overnight.

Canada, France, Germany, Venezuela and Norway were among the 31 UN member states to call on Australia to raise the age, in what advocates said was an escalation in international pressure relating to this issue.

The minimum age of criminal responsibility in Australia is 10.

In 2019, the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child…



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