"Children’s Rights Behind Bars" aims at improving the implementation of international juvenile justice standards to protect the rights and needs of children deprived of their liberty. Read more
The first phase of the project, CRBB1.0, took place from 2014 to 2016. Its main result was the publication of the Practical Guide to monitor places where children are deprived of liberty. The Guide has now been used as guidelines by many monitoring bodies in the preparation, implementation and follow-up of their monitoring visits. Read more
The second phase of the project, CRBB2.0, started on 1 January 2017 and is a practical implementation of the achievements of the first phase as well as those of other European projects led by DCI, such as the Twelve project on the participation of children. Read more
The main output of the CRBB2.0 project is the Handbook: Reintegration and Rights from a participatory perspective - innovative practice examples in EU countries.
It is an easy reading and practical document which helps professionals to foster children's rights in places where they are deprived of liberty thanks to tested and approved good practices.
It is available in French, English and Polish.
The project Children's Rights Behind Bars aims at fostering respect for the fundamental rights of children deprived of their liberty. In this perspective, the first European Guide on monitoring places where children are deprived of their liberty has been produced. It is a practical tool with preventive and child right-based approach.
The Guide is available in French, English and Albanian (electronic versions or hard copies). It will be soon available in Italian, Polish, Russian and Spanish.
The conference was a unique opportunity for professionals working for and with children in conflict with the law to present their work. The participants exchanged on current challenges, learned new approved and good practices as well as were the first to know about the results of the CRBB 2.0 project.
The participants ranged from professionals working in closed institutions for children (educators, directors, teachers, etc.) or in child protection organisations, to members of the civil society, researchers and academics active in the field of children in conflict with the law. In addition, international stakeholders notably from the EU institutions or the Council of Europe attended the event.
Defence for Children – Belgium is the Belgian section of the non-governmental organization (NGO) Defence for Children International, whose goal is to promote and protect children’s rights at a local, regional, national and global level.