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UN General Assembly report of the Global Study on Children Deprived of Liberty

New UN Report

Defence for Children International is proud to announce the release of the General Assembly brief report of the Global Study on Children Deprived of Liberty. This document presents a synthesis of the findings of the Global Study which assesses the situation of the magnitude of children deprived of liberty.

As co-convener of the 170-member NGO Panel, DCI has been coordinating joint advocacy and lobbying efforts for the launch and completion of the Global Study, which will finally be presented on 8 October 2019 to the Third Committee on Social, Humanitarian and Cultural Issues.

The Study was prepared through a participatory process, which included regional, subregional, national and thematic consultations, as well as expert meetings. Many Governments, United Nations agencies and other stakeholders provided comprehensive responses to a questionnaire transmitted to them in February 2018.

It represents the first scientific attempt, on the basis of global data, to comprehend the magnitude of the situation of children deprived of liberty, its possible justifications and root causes, as well as conditions of detention and their harmful impact on the health and development of children.

The full Global Study, with more than 500 pages, will be launched in November in Geneva.

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