Brunei Darussalam

Located on the north coast of the Island of Borneo, densely forested Brunei Darussalam is surrounded and divided in two by Malaysia. The country became fully independent from Britain in 1984, and has experienced significant economic success off the back of it’s large reserves of oil and gas. Brunei’s punitive juvenile justice system is among the State’s most overt violations of children’s rights: children as young as seven can be held criminally responsible and boys can be sentenced to whipping as a judicial penalty.

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41290070Population12400021.022039234682Population under 1531890054.063937999516Number of internet users
30 Human development index

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Policy and Advocacy

DEATH PENALTY: Submission for the Secretary-General's report on the death penalty 2016
14 Apr 2016
CRIN is campaigning for the abolition of inhuman sentencing of children, defined to include the death penalty, corporal...
BRUNEI DARUSSALAM: UPR Submission on Inhuman Sentencing
14 Oct 2013
Summary: Our research indicates that in Brunei Darussalam, people may be lawfully sentenced to life imprisonment and...
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