March 24, 2017 – We are delighted to announce the publication of our NEW edited volume “Protecting Children against Torture in Detention: Global Solutions for A Global Problem!”
This edited volume brings together contributions by more than 30 international children’s rights experts in response to former UN Special Rapporteur on Torture Juan Ernesto Mendez’s groundbreaking thematic report on torture of children deprived of liberty. Each article in the volume provides valuable insights into the intersection between children’s rights and the international human rights law prohibition of torture. The publication addresses situations children face in a variety of contexts such as the criminal justice system, armed conflict situation, institutionalization, and detention in the context of migration. The diverse perspectives offered by our authors, paired with the former Special Rapporteur’s report, provide innovative solutions to an all-too-common reality faced by children deprived of liberty around the world, and illustrate a profound commitment to the ongoing challenge of protecting the fundamental human rights of children everywhere.
A heartfelt thanks to all of the contributing authors, including those from Human Rights Watch; Disability Rights International, Child Rights International Network; The Roméo Dallaire Child Soldiers Initiative; International Detention Coalition; Center for Children’s Law and Policy; Defence for Children International; End Violence Against Children; Special Representative to the Secretary General on Violence against Children-Marta Santos Pais; UNICEF; Save the Children Perú; Council of Europe, INCLUSION INTERNATIONAL; ACLU of Southern California; Advanced Studies in International Children’s Rights – Leiden University; University College Cork; Penal Reform International; the International Juvenile Justice Observatory; and contributing Members of the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child and the United Nations Committee on the Rights of Migrant Workers and Their Families.
Together we can #STOPChildTorture and achieve a #TortureFreeWorld!
You can read the publication in its entirety here.