Abandoned by his mother at birth, Valentin Câmpeanu eventually died in a Romanian orphanage. Two NGOs brought a case to the European Court of Human Rights to get accountability for the way he was treated and to help prevent similar abuses.
Status offences criminalise actions for only certain groups of people, most commonly because of their religion, sexuality or age. This new CRIN report examines how these offences affect children and the new forms they are taking.
Our research indicates that in Zimbabwe, people may lawfully be sentenced to life imprisonment for offences committed while under the age of 18 and males under the age of 18 may be sentenced to corporal punishment.