About the webinar:
Around the world, an unknown number of children are deprived of their liberty every year. Such detention often occurs in squalid conditions, without adequate oversight and regulation, negatively impacting children’s mental and physical development. Despite evidence that deprivation of liberty is both costly and harmful, there is an acute lack of comprehensive, disaggregated data and qualitative research on child detention, leaving States without a clear indication of the scope of the problem or adequate information on alternatives to detention that may be more beneficial to both children and society.
The UN Global Study on children deprived of liberty (“Global Study”) will collect sorely needed qualitative and quantitative data on children in detention, while also studying good practices that can shape more effective policies and practices. The key output of the Global Study will be an in-depth, comprehensive global report to be presented to the UN General Assembly (UNGA) at its 73rd regular session (2018).
The International Detention Coalition (IDC) is holding a free webinar to provide further information about the Global Study and to discuss how to best support the Independent Expert on the collection of data and good practices around ending the immigration detention of children.
You can register for the webinar HERE.
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