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.
On the occasion of the EU Anti-Trafficking Day, the Austrian Task Force on Combating Human Trafficking holds this year's conference with a focus on new developments that arise by using modern technology while combating human trafficking. It aims to highlight not only opportunities but also challenges within this context.
On 20.11.1989 the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) was adopted by the UN General Assembly and has set basic standards for the protection of the youngest members of our society. The violation of children's rights has serious consequences not only for those affected, but for society at large. Therefore particular importance should be attached to this Convention.
On 18 September 2019, the Round Table on “Protection of children’s rights in the criminal justice system and closed institutions” was organized by the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Human Rights in cooperation with the Kyrgyz General Prosecutor’s Office (GPO) and the Public Foundation “Child’s Rights Defenders League” in the framework of implementation of the Rule of Law Programme in the Kyrgyz Republic – phase 2.
Childhood is when children develop their personality, their emotional relationships with others, their social and educational skills and their talents. For children, deprivation of liberty means depriving them of their childhood.
In order to address and counter the phenomenon of deprivation of liberty of children, the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) has commissioned an in-depth global study, which Manfred Nowak, founder and former director of the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Human Rights (BIM), has been leading as an independent expert since October 2016.
Within the framework of the project „Rule of Law in Kyrgyzstan – Phase 2”, a round table on the topic Protection of children's rights in the criminal justice system and closed institutions will take place in Bishkek on 18 September 2019.
The BIM has received the Golden Staffelholz for its involvement in the project Vienna: human rights city. The Human Rights Office of the City of Vienna has for several years defined a focus on children's rights in its work.