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)
The European Conference, organised on 15th February 2016 at the European Economic and Social Committee (Brussels) had the general objective to present, promote and disseminate the Guide: Monitoring places where children are deprived of liberty. This event gave the floor to numerous experts of the thematic (find their presentations here) but also to the public who could interact. Pictures of the event are compiled in a gallery. All additional information regarding the Conference are gathered on the dedicated page.
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.