CRIN has launched a new campaign site on children’s rights and the deprivation of liberty. As the UN’s Global Study on Children Deprived of Liberty gets underway, CRIN is stepping up its work on children who are detained.
Children are being detained around the world as punishment for a crime, because of their immigration status and where their families are unable to provide care. These children are among the most vulnerable in the world, held in prisons, immigration centres, care institutions, and military facilities where they can face violence, abuse and neglect. Because of the closed nature of these facilities, much of this ill-treatment remains hidden and children struggle to access justice. Yet no one knows how many children are deprived of their liberty around the world. The Global Study is an opportunity to change this and trigger global reform.
CRIN’s campaign site helps to explain the issues and acts as a call to action for those who want to end child detention. We hope you find the following pages useful:
- Why the issue and the Global Study are so important
- Explainers about the different forms of child detention
- Regional and national data on the number of children in detention
- Case law challenging the practice of detaining children
- How NGOs and advocates can get involved
Any comments or enquiries? Please contact us via: [email protected]