This paper focuses on the procedures which apply following the arrest of a juvenile suspect and the provision of special protection mechanisms extended to him/her. The paper seeks to explore the implementation of provisions regarding the arrest of a juvenile under the Juvenile Justice System Act (JJSA) 2018. The process of the juvenile justice system is set in motion with the arrest of the child by the Police. It is important that the special protection mechanisms are extended to the child from the very beginning to achieve the ultimate outcome of reintegrating the child in the society.
Author: Rida Tahir
The author is a Barrister of Lincoln’s Inn and an Advocate of the High Courts of Pakistan. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org