Children deprived of liberty: a global perspective

On the occasion of the 28th session of the Council of the Human Rights, a parallel event reunited many panellists around the topic of children deprived of liberty. Among them were Juan Mendez, Special Reporter for the United Nations on torture and cruel treatment, Leila Zerrougui, special representative of the general secretary for the children in armed conflicts, Marta Santos Pais, Special representative for the General Secretary for the United Nations against violence on children, Caroline Barbara, Member of the World Organisation against torture and finally Benoit Van Keirsbilck, Member of defence for children international. The objective of this event was to identify and share experiences on the situations of children detention around the world.