Human rights of children deprived of liberty; improving monitoring mechanisms

CRBB 2.0 presentation

Children’s Rights Behind Bars (CRBB) 2.0 is the continuation of CRBB 1.0 project whose main result was the publication – in January 2016 – of the 1st practical guide in Europe focused on the monitoring of places where children are deprived of liberty. CRBB 2.0 aims at strengthen the dignity and to improve the respect of the fundamental rights of children deprived of liberty. For more information, please click here.

Practical Guide


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 and its explanatory brochure are available in French and in English (electronic versions or hard copies)


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Video of presentation of the project

This video presents the project Children's Rights Behind Bars. 

In this video Benoît Van Keirsbilck talks about the statements that led to the realisation of this project and the objectives of the latter. 

Main Funder

This project is financed by the European Commission within the framework of the Criminal Justice Programme. For more information, click here


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. 

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Presentation of the Practical Guide

The main outcome of the program Children's Rights Behind Bars was the writing of the Practical Guide. This video presents the Guide and its importance in the monitoring of places where children are deprived of liberty.

The Partners

About the project

"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.

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Defence for Children International - Belgium

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