In this context, the chief of staff of the Ministry of Security, Martín CasaresHe assured that the government is "willing to negotiate" and obtain a "strong consensus" for the treatment and approval of a juvenile criminal liability system project.
"We have taken the opinion of many sectors, academics and courts, experts in the field, and we have tried to obtain a strong consensus for the law to be treated and approved," Casares said.
"The most critical issue, I do not know if the most important, is the issue of the age of imputability, we are willing to agree, negotiate and adapt the juvenile criminal liability law," he added in statements made to Radio The Red.
The official stressed that in 2017 a commission of experts was formed that prepared a first project of what is called juvenile criminal liability system.
"We have to move to a system that involves a paradigm shift aimed at the responsibility of adolescents who commit crimes. We want to change the paradigm of response and solution that the State gives to the child who commits crimes"he said.
"We must give an immediate and rapid response, in which these children can have a treatment, they can apply a socioeducative measure in the first crime that they commit," he added.
Casares explained that in addition to the low age of attribution, the project intends that an interdisciplinary team can offer a personalized follow-up and a monitoring plan for cases of recidivism.
He also stressed that currently in Argentina rules a decree-law of the time of the dictatorship (1980) that is not effective in terms of prevention and treatment of the sanction, nor is it respectful of rights and guarantees.
"We have a law that, besides being old, is an outstanding debt of democracy and does not give a good answer in terms of effectiveness or constitutional rights."he said.