Children Act, 2001


Criminal Responsibility

Age of criminal responsibility.

52.—(1) It shall be conclusively presumed that no child under the age of 12 years is capable of committing an offence.

(2) There is a rebuttable presumption that a child who is not less than 12 but under 14 years of age is incapable of committing an offence because the child did not have the capacity to know that the act or omission concerned was wrong.