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Children’s Rights Behind Bars - Human rights of children deprived of liberty: improving monitoring mechanisms

The EU-funded project, “Children’s Rights Behind Bars - Human rights of children deprived of liberty: improving monitoring mechanisms” was created with the aim of improving international juvenile justice standards to protect the needs of incarcerated children.

It was concluded with a “Practical Guide: monitoring places where children are deprived of their liberty.” The guide is available for free for download, and is the first of its kind in Europe. The Ludwig Boltzmann Institute contributed to its drafting over the last two years as one of the partners in the project.

The Institute was also in charge of the elaboration of the national report on Austria, a research and analysis of complaints and monitoring mechanisms of juvenile detention facilities in the country.

To visit the project's website: http://www.childrensrightsbehindbars.eu/

Country: 
European Union
Contact persons: 
Lead Organisation: 
Defence for Children International (DCI), Belgium
Partner organisations: 
Organisations from Belgium, Estonia, France, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Spain, United Kingdom and Serbia; Associate partner: Council of Europe
Project start: 
03/2014
Project end: 
02/2016
Project completed: 
Yes
Funded by: 
European Commission, DG Justice, Austrian Federal Ministry of Justice
Team: 
Human Dignity and Public Security
Women's Rights, Child Rights, Human Trafficking