Read the Global Forum on Justice for Children and Deprivation of Liberty – Round up
Three years after the publication of the Global Study, the Global Forum, organised by Defence for Children International, Terre des hommes and the Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Violence against Children in Nouakchott, Mauritania, on November 8th-9th, was an opportunity to take stock and define action for the coming years. In this sense, the Global Forum was aimed at discussing, analysing and pointing out new recommendations on the pressing issues of justice for children and the deprivation of their liberty.
The Global Forum was a multistakeholder event with many different perspectives on the issue, hosted many diverse participants, such as representatives of the NGO Panel on Children Deprived of Liberty, representatives from UN agencies, the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child, official from the Mauritanian government, and child rights practitioners from national, regional and international levels, among others. The main points of the Global Forum were:
- Deprivation of liberty of children in the administration of justice and children living in prison with their primary caregivers
- Deprivation of liberty of children in institutions
- Deprivation of Liberty and children on the move
- Deprivation of liberty of children in armed conflicts or national security contexts
The plenary and breakout discussions fed into a Roadmap to Action to guide our joint activities on justice and deprivation of liberty over the coming two years (2023-2024). The Roadmap identifies key recommendations from the Global Study on Children Deprived of Liberty that need to be implemented urgently as well as key initiatives and opportunities for stakeholders to work together. The Roadmap to Action 2023-2024 will be published March 2023 here.
Click here to read the Global Forum Round up.
Find out more information about the work of the NGO Panel on Children Deprived of Liberty:
Find the Global Study on Children Deprived of Liberty and related documentation here.