PRI submits position paper to the Committee on the Rights of the Child’s Day of General Discussion (30 September 2011) on the situation of children of imprisoned parents.
The paper entitled “Protecting Children in Prison with a Parent – Implement and Develop the Bangkok Rules” calls on policy makers and practitioners around the world to urgently address the issue of babies and young children born, living and/or growing up inside prisons. The ‘Bangkok Rules’), adopted by the UN General Assembly in December 2010, have introduced a set of instructions for policymakers and practitioners dealing with this issue in the context of women prisoners. These act as a basic international framework within which to assess, amongst other issues, whether the penitentiary system is equipped to comply with dependent children’s needs when imprisoned with their parent.
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