Part of our series of Justice for Children Briefings, this resource explains a child’s right to complain about his or her care, treatment and conditions while deprived of their liberty.
Upholding the right to complain is very important for giving a voice to children in detention and for ensuring that their other human rights are protected.
The briefing looks at the basis of this right in international and regional treaties and standards and challenges to children in fulfilling this right. It identifies key elements for creating an effective complaints mechanism and provides recommendations to ensure children can achieve their right to make complaints.
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