Detention issue

Juvenile prisoners

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Legal instruments & key provisions

Legal instrument Key provision
The Police tasks and powers act (Zakon o nalogah in pooblastilih policije)A person who is under age shall be separated from adults.
The Criminal procedure act (Zakon o kazenskem postopku)A minor in remand custody shall be separated from adults. Upon considering the minor’s personality and other circumstances in a specific case, the juvenile judge may exceptionally order that a minor be detained with adults, if this is in their interest and to their benefit.
The Enforcement of criminal sanctions act (Zakon o izvrševanju kazenskih sankcij)Older minors (i.e. persons between 16 and 18 years of age) shall serve a sentence of juvenile imprisonment in a special institution for serving a sentence of juvenile imprisonment, in which they may remain until they reach 23 years of age.


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