An overview of the Right to Education of Children in Detention. This report examines the right to education of children in detention in thirteen countries where Defence for Children International (DCI) has a presence.
Published in August 2009, the report stems from Defence for Children International’s participation in a special paper produced by the UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Education on the theme of education for persons in detention. The evidence presented in this report illustrates that many governments are failing to guarantee the right to education of children held in detention around the world. The Defence for Children International aims to correct this injustice and provide detained children with the education they deserve.