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DCI’s HRC51 Round-up is now available!

DCI’s HRC51 Round-up is now available!   During this session, Defence for Children International (DCI) spoke on behalf of the NGO Panel on Children Deprived of Liberty during the dialogue on arbitrary detention. The statement focused on the detention of children for their association or alleged association with armed forces or terrorists’ organisations, even if …

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HRC51 – DCI delivers a statement on Item 10 – Technical assistance and capacity-building for Yemen in the field of human rights – report of the High Commissioner A/HRC/51/62

On 6 October 2022, DCI delivered a statement at the HRC51 on Item 10 – Technical assistance and capacity-building for Yemen in the field of human rights – report of the High Commissioner A/HRC/51/62.   In the statement, DCI urges to: Encourage all parties to the conflict to pursue and extend the cease-fire and to …

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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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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 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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50th session of the UN Human Rights Council – DCI Round-Up

Defence for Children International attended the 50th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC50) from 13 June to 8 July 2022 in Geneva, Switzerland, delivering statements and advocating for children’s rights around the globe. DCI’s statements and interventions focused on topics such as child rights in individual States (Palestine, Central African Republic, Greece) …

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HRC50 DCI Statement on the Interactive dialogue with the Independent Expert on the Central African Republic (Resolution 48/19)

On Wednesday 6th July 2022, Defence for Children International delivered a statement at the HRC50 interactive dialogue with the Independent Expert on the Central African Republic (Resolution 48/19). In the statement DCI recommends: Release children from armed groups and offer them full support in their reintegration through family tracing and reunification, psychosocial assistance, and educational …

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She Leads activist delivers a joint NGO statement on human rights-based and gender-responsive care and support systems

Solea, a young activist from the She Leads programme delivered a joint NGO statement on 27th June 2022, for Panel 2: Human rights-based and gender-responsive care and support systems in the 50th Session of the Human Rights Council. In the statement, states and other stakeholders are urged to: Compensate girls and young women for their …

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HRC50-DCI delivers Statement on Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights of Migrants

Defence for Children International delivered a statement on the Item 3 – Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights of Migrants in the 50th session of the UN Human Rights Council on the 24 June 2022. For this interactive dialogue, DCI delivered a written statement on behalf of the NGO Panel on Children …

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