Accelerate the release of children from detention

PROTECT CHILDREN FROM COVID-19

We are advocating for children in detention around the world.  During the Covid-19 crisis, societies need to consider whether detention of children is a reasonable condition to serve their best interest and realize their rights.  These pages collect information, advocate for change and invite others to contribute to the sharing of information about children in any kind of detention.   We have collected articles, reports, studies, campaigns, personal accounts and insights about children and youth in custody in the world.

WHITE PAPER

A joint product of Terre des Hommes and pro bono volunteers from the law firm of Baker McKenzie, this white paper summarizes the global legal precedents to be considered when evaluating the legality of children in detention under circumstances such as the COVID-19 crisis.  We summarize legal precedent that is relevant to evaluating the circumstances of children in these settings and we advocate for release of children in order to realize their fundamental human rights.

WHITE PAPER HERE

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WIDE EUROPE

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SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA

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MENA

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LATIN AMERICA

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ASIA

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