20 November 2014 will be the 25th anniversary of the adoption of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) – now the most widely ratified human rights treaty in the world. As part of a week-long series of events marking the occasion, the University of Leiden is holding an international ‘Conference 25 Years CRC’ from 17-19 November 2014 to reflect on the future of children’s rights implementation.
The Conference will bring together children’s rights academics and professionals from all over the world to discuss the past and future impact of the Convention in areas such as juvenile justice, children in the digital era and global development agenda, mechanisms for monitoring children’s rights and how child rights relate to the broader human rights system.
PRI’s Programme Development Director – Nikhil Roy – will be giving a presentation at the conference on the specific dangers posed to children by over-reliance on solitary confinement and on alternative disciplinary measures that could be implemented in places of child detention.
For more information, or to register to attend, visit the Conference website.
PRI, together with Defence for Children Netherlands (DCI-Netherlands) and the European Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CPT), will also hold a side event:
Monitoring conditions in detention for children and young people
Tuesday 18 November 2014
Children’s Rights House
Hooglandse Kerkgracht 17G, Leiden
Facilities where children are detained are often isolated from the community and when their rights are violated it is more likely to go unnoticed. Inspection and continuous monitoring of detention facilities are vital to ensure compliance with national and international standards, to prevent violations of children’s rights, and to report violations when they occur.
This event will consider the particular risks faced by children in detention and why independent monitoring of conditions in detention is important to uphold the rights of detained children. Panellists will provide concrete examples of how places of child detention are monitored at regional and international levels and will explore the challenges faced by the bodies that carry out this work.
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To register for the event, please email firstname.lastname@example.org