Defence for Children

51st Session of the UN Human Rights Council – General Debate Item 7 Human rights situation in Palestine and other occupied Arab territories

On the 30th of September 2022, DCI delivered a statement about children and administrative detention on behalf of Defence for Children International (DCI)- Palestine in the 51st Session of the UN Human Rights Council – General Debate Item 7 Human rights situation in Palestine and other occupied Arab territories.   In the statement, DCI-Palestine strongly …

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Global Forum on Justice for Children and Deprivation of Liberty

While deprivation of liberty is one of the most harmful violations of children’s fundamental rights, across the globe, over 7 million children per year are deprived of liberty in the administration of justice, held in immigration detention, detained in relation to armed conflicts or national security contexts, or living with their primary caregivers in detention. …

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HRC51 joint statement on the Annual discussion on the integration of a gender perspective throughout the work of the Human Rights Council and that of its mechanisms

  On the 26th of September 2022, a She Leads activist  delivered a joint NGO statement with, DCI, Plan International, ECPAT, Plan International, The African Women’s Development and Communication Network, and Terre des Hommes on the Annual discussion on the integration of a gender perspective throughout the work of the Human Rights Council and that …

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HRC51 side event: Yemen: “A Nation Abandoned” International Accountability Critical to Achieving Justice, Promoting Lasting Peace and Ending Humanitarian Crisis in Yemen.

DCI has partnered with several civil society organisations, to organise a side event to provide visibility on the humanitarian crisis Yemen is currently facing. This event will bring together high-level civil society representatives and former members of the Group of Eminent Experts on Yemen. It will take place on the 28th of September between 15:00 …

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HRC51 DCI delivers Statement on Item 3 – Interactive Dialogue with the Working Group on Arbitrary Detention

Defence for Children International delivered a statement on behalf of the NGO Panel on Children Deprived of Liberty, on the Item 3– Interactive Dialogue with the Working Group on Arbitrary Detention at the 51st session of the UN Human Rights Council on the 19th September 2022.   In the statement, DCI calls on Member States: …

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Joint Letter to President Biden: Stop Israeli Government’s Attacks on Palestinian Civil Society

On August 29th, 2022, DCI and other civil society organisations around the world demanded immediate action to stop the Israeli government’s attacks on Palestinian civil society. Over the past 10 months, these attacks have put the safety and well-being of Palestinian human rights defenders at serious risk.   The undersigned organisations demanded President Biden to: …

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Joint NGO Letter: International Accountability Critical to Achieving Justice for Victims and Promoting Lasting Peace in Yemen

Defence for Children International together with other civil society organisations, signed a Joint NGO Letter on how International Accountability is Critical to Achieving Justice for Victims and Promoting Lasting Peace in Yemen.   As civil society organizations from Yemen and around the world we urge United Nations (UN) member states to work toward the establishment …

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Joint Letter- Over 200 Organisations Demand International Community Stand Against Raids and Closures of 7 Palestinian Organisations

More than 200 Palestinian, regional, and international organisations express their solidarity with the designated seven leading Palestinian civil society organisations, Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association, Al-Haq Law in the Service of Man (Al-Haq), Bisan Center for Research and Development, Defense for Children International-Palestine (DCI-P), Health Work Committees (HWC), the Union of Agricultural Work Committees (UAWC), and the Union of …

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UPR 41 – Pre-Sessions documents

Universal Periodical Review – The Netherlands 41st session 07 November 2022 – 18 November 2022 Pre-session documents: UPR NL Joint Submission – NGO Coalition for Children’s Rights Fact Sheets: Children and Youth in the Criminal Justice System Protection Against (Sexual) Exploitation and Trafficking of Children Acceptance of International Norms and Reservations Asylum Seeking, Refugee and Migrant Children …

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