Implementation of Juvenile Justice System Act 2018: Prospects and Challenges for Pakistan

  • Aqsa Ijaz Faculty of Shariah and Law, International Islamic University, Islamabad, Pakistan
  • Attia Madni Lecturer, Faculty of Shariah and Law, International Islamic University, Islamabad, Pakistan
  • Naureen Akhtar Assistant Professor, Faculty of Shariah and Law, International Islamic University, Islamabad, Pakistan
Keywords: Diversion, Rehabilitation centers, Observational homes, Juvenile delinquency, JJSA( Juvenile Justice System Act, 2018 )


Purpose: This paper develops a framework for analyzing the practical implementation of Juvenile Justice System Act 2018, and bottlenecks which are being faced by the juvenile during the process of trial before the court of law. Few areas need to be examined while determining the practical implementation of this act, as its procedural requirements have not been yet followed in the field. This paper aims to identify those obstructions which are necessary to be dealt with iron hand in order to ensure the full implementation of the act.

Design: Qualitative content analysis method has been used to analyze the various factors, which are responsible for the failure to implement the said act.

Findings:  Findings on the topic suggest that even at the stage of registration of first information report , the age of juvenile is neglected and loopholes continues till the conclusion of trial. The crux is that in order to avoid the exploitation of juvenile offender during trial, the Provincial and Federal Governments should play their role to ensure that procedural requirements are met as envisaged by the said act.

Implications: The practical and firm implementation of Juvenile Justice System Act 2018, competent authorities and requisite institutions should realize their role.


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How to Cite
Ijaz, A., Madni, A., & Akhtar, N. (2021). Implementation of Juvenile Justice System Act 2018: Prospects and Challenges for Pakistan. Review of Politics and Public Policy in Emerging Economies, 3(1), 79-85.