||Title:||JUVENILE OFFENDERS ORDINANCE||Gazette Number:|
|Section:||3D||Heading:||Procedure in juvenile courts||Version Date:||30/06/1997|
(1) Juvenile courts shall sit as often as may be necessary for the purpose of exercising any jurisdiction conferred on them by this or any other Ordinance.
(2) A juvenile court shall not sit in a room in which sittings of a court other than a juvenile court are held if a sitting of that other court has been or will be held within an hour before or after the sitting of the juvenile court.
(3) No person shall be present at any sitting of a juvenile court except-
(4) Notwithstanding subsection (3)(c) a juvenile court may exclude any representative of a newspaper or news agency from any sitting thereof if it considers it is necessary to do so in the interests of the child or young person in question. (Amended 68 of 1995 s. 11)
(a) officers of the court;
(b) parties to the case before the court, their solicitors and counsel, and witnesses and other persons directly concerned in that case;
(c) bona fide representatives of newspapers or news agencies;
(d) such other persons as the court may specially authorize to be present.
(Added 15 of 1973 s. 4)
[cf. 1933 c. 12 ss. 47 & 49 U.K.]