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A Critical Review of Juvenile Justice Law in Pakistan*

Muhammad Saeed

Abstract
The promulgation of JJSO, 2000 was appreciated and welcomed almost by all stakeholders
and human rights activists and organizations. Despite a warm applause, the said law suffered
many a legal difficulty during its implementation and interpretation. The last seven years
experience demand a fresh review and re-interpretation of certain provisions. This paper is
an attempt to critically evaluate the implementation and interpretation of the said law from a
strictly legal perspective.

Keywords: JJSO, 2000, CRC, Criminal Responsibility, Juvenile Court, Probation,
Investigation Diversion, Juvenile Offender