The IDC is co-sponsoring a side event at the Human Rights Council, in partnership with Defence for Children International.

The event calls for a Global Study on Children Deprived of Liberty.

There is a great lack of quantitative and qualitative data, research and verified information on the situation of children deprived of their liberty. Deprivation of liberty has very negative consequences for the child’s harmonious development and is to be a “measure of last resort and for the shortest appropriate period of time”4.

The Study will take into account deprivation of liberty in all its forms, including: children in conflict with the law; children confined due to physical or mental health or drug use; children living in detention with their parents; immigration detention; children detained for their protection; national security; etc. In order to ensure that deprivation of liberty is clearly understood and thus used as a measure of last resort.

When: Thursday, 13 March 2014 at 18:00 hrs
Where: The Palais des Nations (in front of room XX)

The concept note is available here: Call_GScdl_Concept_final_EN

For more details, contact [email protected]