Original title: British media: more than 30 countries denounce Australia’s high rate of child imprisonment at the United Nations, and China calls for a thorough investigation of Australia’s “war crimes” in Afghanistan
[global network report] “more than 30 countries in the United Nations have condemned Australia’s high child incarceration rate,” the Guardian reported on the 20th. As part of the human rights review regularly held by the United Nations every five years, Australia is facing challenges from the international community. Thirty one countries, including Canada, Germany and France, recently denounced the high rate of child imprisonment at the United Nations and called on the Australian government to raise the age of criminal responsibility (that is, the age of criminal responsibility stipulated by law). The report said that the Chinese representative also called for a thorough investigation of “war crimes” committed by Australia in Afghanistan.
(Guardian: more than 30 countries denounce Australia’s high child incarceration rate at the United Nations)
The guardian described that more than 30 countries questioned why Australia delayed changing the minimum age of criminal sentence for children from 10 to 14, while the proportion of children in Aboriginal families was particularly high. According to the report, a total of 31 countries have raised the issue of the age of criminal responsibility in Australia, including Canada, Germany, France, Italy, Greece, Sweden, Spain, Poland, Portugal and Mexico.