The Campaign for a Global Study on Children Deprived of Liberty

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MARCH 2017:

ADVOCACY AT THE HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL

SIDE-EVENT "IMPLEMENTATION OF THE UN GLOBAL STUDY ON CHILDREN DEPRIVED OF LIBERTY"

During the 34th regular session of the United Nations Human Rights Council (27 February-24 March 2017), the NGO Panel for the Global Study on Children Deprived of Liberty organized a side-event “Implementation of the UN Global Study on Children Deprived of Liberty” (8 March 2017). The event was supported by the Delegation of the European Union and the Permanent Missions of Austria, Chile, Switzerland, and Uruguay to the United Nations in Geneva.

This side-event aimed to encourage all stakeholders to contribute and support the implementation of the Study, and discuss the different phases of the Study and its methodology.

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EXPERT MEETING IN VENICE

An expert meeting “Methodology, Data Collection and Way Forward” was held in Venice (Italy), on 13-14 March 2017, to gather key actors involved in the development of the Global Study. The main focus was to review and finalize a draft in-depth questionnaire - a data and information gathering tool to be transmitted to States.

SEPTEMBER 2017:

ADVOCACY AT THE HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL

RESOLUTION ON HR IN THE ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE, INCLUDING JUVENILE JUSTICE

During the 36th regular session of the United Nations Human Rights Council (11-29 September 2017), the biannual resolution on Human Rights in the Administration of Justice, including Juvenile Justice, was adopted without a vote. DCI actively contributed to the drafting of the text, ensuring child rights principles be included and enhanced, and that the Study be further supported.

SOCIAL MEDIA CAMPAIGN

A social media campaign was launched around the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), and in light of the Independent’s Expert’s brief thereto, to further galvanize support for the Study, in particular financial support to ensure its effective implementation.

OCTOBER 2017:

THE INDEPENDENT EXPERT, PROFESSOR NOWAK, BRIEFS THE UNGA IN NEW YORK

On 10 October 2017 the Independent Expert for the Study, Professor Nowak, updated the Third Committee of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York. In his speech, the Expert explained that although he received funding from Switzerland, Austria and a private donation, substantive funding was still required to ensure an effective outcome of this important initiative. To this end DCI, as co-convenor of the NGO Panel, prepared an apposite public statement and the Independent Expert a specific OP ED.

ADVOCACY AT THE OSCE HUMAN DIMENSION SEMINAR ON RIGHTS OF THE CHILD

The Independent Expert participated in the Human Dimension Seminar on "Rights of the Child: Children in Situations of Risk" in Warsaw, Poland, on 11-12 October, organized by the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE). The Seminar included a specific Working Group on children deprived of liberty and three Regional Consultations on the Global Study on Children Deprived of Liberty (I. Children In Conflict with the Law, II. Children In Institutions, III. Children in Migration Detention). Defence for Children International (DCI) and Human Rights Watch (HRW), co-conveners of the NGO Panel, attended this event.

NOVEMBER 2017:

ADVOCACY AT THE 11TH EUROPEAN FORUM ON THE RIGHTS OF THE CHILD IN BRUSSELS

The 11th European Forum on the Rights of the Child was held in Brussels (Belgium), on 06-08 November 2017, and focused on alternatives to detention. On the first day, experts and key actors such as Marta Santos Pais (Special Representative to the Secretary General on Violence against Children), Renate Winter (Chairperson of the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child), Manfred Nowak (Independent Expert for the Global Study) - among others - gathered to discuss regional and international commitments on children deprived of liberty; personal testimonies were as well shared during the discussions. The second day consisted in four parallel sessions on I. children in conflict with the law, II. detention of children in the context of migration, III. children in institutions and IV. children of parents in prison.

Moreover, on the fringes of the EU Forum, a data collection meeting was held with key actors in order to discuss this important component of the Global Study. The meeting was moderated by the Office of the Hight Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) together with the Independent Expert for the Study, Professor Nowak, and EU representatives participated, as well as relevant UN agencies and NGOs.

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