Milei wants to lower the minimum age for incarceration of criminals in Argentina… from 14 years old

The Argentine government is currently finalizing the details of a corresponding draft law Lowering the age of eligibility in Argentina to 14 years. The project, promoted by the Argentine Minister of Justice Mariano Cúneo Libarona, which has gained momentum following the arrest of a 15-year-old boy accused of a crime in Rosario at the end of March, is heavily supported by the government and is expected to be in the will be presented to Congress in the coming days.

The discussion about lowering the eligibility age has been an issue in Argentina for a long time. However, no consensus has been reached on this matter so far. However, the impact of recent events has reinvigorated this debate and given new impetus to the initiative.

President Javier Milei has expressed his support for this project, give the green light for rapid progress. According to sources close to the process, Minister Cúneo Libarona worked intensively on the drafting of the text. The focus is on setting an age of criminal liability of 14 for all crimeswith the possibility of applying a special regulation in the event of serious crimes committed by minors.

The violent situation in Rosario due to drug trafficking has caused concern in various sectors of society, prompting the government to accelerate the submission of the bill. The text of the project also provides for the construction of special education facilities for minors between 14 and 18 years old. who have committed crimes and seek differentiated treatment and suitable for this population group.

Milei emphasized the importance of this initiative in the fight against crime. with the statement: “Whoever does it, pays for it.” In this sense, the ultra-liberal government wants to ensure that crimes committed by minors do not go unpunished and that the necessary measures are taken to ensure security and justice in the country.

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The Government is confident that this initiative will receive the necessary support for its approval given the urgency and importance of addressing this problem of violence in the country.


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