November 20th 2020 marks the 31st anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC). The CRC protects the rights of all children to live free from discrimination and violence and to be treated with dignity and respect. Find out more about our work to protect the Children's Rights.
On 5 November 2020, as part of the Global Campus/RPLF BIM project, the internal kick-off meeting and seminar on child participation in the research process will take place. The meeting will take place online and bring together international and national child rights experts.
In 2019, the first UN Global Study on Children Deprived of Liberty was published. The Study examined the compliance of states with international child rights standards on personal liberty of children and alternatives to its deprivation. It particularly focused on the extent to which consideration has been given to alternative measures to deprivation of liberty prior to the placement of a child in any custodial setting. (read the UN Global Study online)
The Global Study on Children Deprived of Liberty was successfully launched in Geneva on 19 November 2019 around the celebration of the 30th anniversary of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and presented in Vienna during a press conference. Learn more about the next steps, upcoming events and the toolkit for implementing the recommendations.
More than 7 million children are suffering in various types of child-specific institutions, immigration detention centres, police custody, prisons and other places of detention. As an initial step, this Global Study thus aims to help ensure that no child is left behind, and in particular, that no child is left behind bars.
Despite the fact that the Convention of the Rights of the Child affirms that, in principle, children should not be detained and deprivation of liberty should be a measure of last resort, millions of children in the world are locked away. The Global Campus of Human Rights offers a free MOOC. Enrol now and learn online from the UN Global Study on Children Desprived of Liberty.
The panel discussion takes place on the occasion of the presentation of the report to the General Assembly on the Global Study on Children Deprived of Liberty by the Independent Expert Manfred Nowak.