Publications

Annual Report 2018

Read our Annual Report with latest DCI activities.

New Statement – 43rd Regular Session of Human Rights Council (Resumed)

  43rd Regular Session of Human Rights Council / DCI Statements :    Oral Statement on behalf of Defence for Children International - Palestine (Item 7) EN Girls Advocacy Alliance: Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on sale and sexual exploitation of children EN  Interactive Dialogue   -  Special Rapporteur on torture and other cruel, inhuman …

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Global Study on Children Deprived of Liberty

“Children who are deprived of liberty fall into a statistical vacuum, with numbers of these children potentially ranging anywhere from the tens of thousands to the millions” – Jan Eliasson, United Nations Deputy Secretary-General The UN Global Study on Children Deprived of Liberty is the main focus of our work on children deprived of liberty. The Study will …

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New report : “The Sale of Children and Illegal Adoption” by Nigel Cantwell

New report on the Sale of Children and Illegal Adoption published by ECPAT, DCI and Terre des Hommes Discover the new co-published report, written by Nigel Cantwell (founder of DCI and international consultant on child protection) covering the study made by DCI in the area of sale of children and illegal adoption. Illicit practices in …

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Athens, the reflection of a broken protection system for refugee children

DCI-Greece and DCI-Netherlands recently published a report presenting the living situation of refugee children in Athens. Through a series of interviews made with professionals (i.e. Social workers, NGO staff, former Government professionals, lawyers, psychologists) on the field of asylum and migration child protection, as well as interviews made with refugee children ( aged 10 to …

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How well are children’s rights respected in the UK? Discover it in two new child-friendly publications

The Children’s Rights Alliance for England (CRAE), part of Just for Kids Law – the national section of Defence for Children International in the United Kingdom of Great Britain – recently launched two publications for children and young people on how well the UK is respecting children’s rights. Funded by the Department for Education and …

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Report: Widening Space by Young Human Rights Defenders

This brief report includes the key contributions at the side-event “Widening Space by Young Human Rights Defenders” to the Forum on Human Rights, Democracy and the Rule of Law on 21 November 2016. The event created a space for young human rights defenders to share their local realities and the ways in which they contribute …

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10 years on: progress in ending violence against children

The International NGO Council on Violence Against Children was formed in 2007, to support strong and effective follow-up to the UN Study on Violence against Children. Now, as the Sustainable Development Goals adopt the call to end all violence against children and the Global Partnership to End Violence Against Children take up the mantle of …

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HRC event: Violence against Children, 10 years on

During the 33rd Regular Session of the United Nations Human Rights Council, Defence for Children International, co-convener of the Working Group on Violence against Children and associated member of the Global Partnership to End Violence against Children, co-organised a side event to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the World Report on Violence Against Children (2006). …

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