Press Releases

« I was waiting for recess. Diary of a child in detention » wins the first edition of the Justice for Children Award

Press release – 27 May 2016 « I was waiting for recess. Diary of a child in detention » wins the first edition of the Justice for Children Award GENEVA – Charlotte Piveteau, first-year Master’s student in European and International Law at Nantes University (France), won the first edition of the “Justice for Children” Award competition, …

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Defence for Children International calls on Brazil to reject the draft bill proposing to lower the age of criminal majority

Press Release Defence for Children International together with Child Rights International Network, Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, World Organization against Torture, Penal Reform International, Terre des Hommes, International Catholic Child Bureau and World Vision calls on the government of Brazil to refrain from adopting the draft constitutional reform bill proposing to lower the age of …

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Defence for Children International calls for immediate end to Israeli attacks

Press Release: Defence for Children International calls for an immediate end to Israeli attacks that target civilian structures and violate international humanitarian law, including relevant provisions of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. Indiscriminate Israeli airstrikes have killed 46 Palestinian children since the operation began nine days ago and wounded dozens …

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Child-friendly juvenile justice resolution adapted by the parliamentary assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE)

Press Release Although the CRC remains the most widely ratified convention in history - with a holistic codification of civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights of every child - at its quarter of a century mark, implementation gaps are preoccupying. Progress has been particularly unbalanced with regard juvenile justice. Despite the existence of a …

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Defence for Children International Regional MENA desk officially becomes part of the Arab Childhood Committee of the League of Arab States (LAS)

PRESS RELEASE: Representatives from Defence for Children International (DCI) Middle East and North African (MENA) region gathered on 2 March 2015 in the premises of the League of Arab States (LAS) in Cairo, Egypt, at the presence of the H.E. Ambassador Ms. Inas Mekkawy, Chief of the LAS Department of Family, Women and Childhood affairs …

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