The government would be considering sending a law to reduce the age of imputability of minors once ordinary sessions have begun. The initiative appears in each election year, which leads to heated debates in a framework far from ideal. The proposal, which transcended through the media, but was not confirmed by the authorities, would have a strong impact on the Jair Bolsonaro, the new president of Brazil.
The draft of the new juvenile criminal regime had already been announced in 2017 by the Minister of Justice, Germán Garavano, and had even advanced in building consensus with sectors of the opposition, such as the head of the Justicialist bloc in the Senate, Miguel Pichetto, but the electoral situation forced to postpone the debate.
According to the same versions, the Minister of Security, Patricia Bullrich, who wanted the age of attribution to be fixed at 14 years, gave the green light to Garavano so that the age would be in 15 years. The moderation of the project would facilitate the agreements with sectors of the opposition and would replace the provisions of Law 22.278, sanctioned in the middle of the military dictatorship.
The initiative would include a scales by age criterion: at age 15, adolescents will be charged only for crimes considered serious, such as homicides, rapes, very serious injuries, kidnappings for ransom and robbery with firearms.
Quickly, the ruling party praised the proposal, while the opposition pointed to Minister Bullrich and accused her of "fascism"