Resources

International standards

TITLEAUTHORYEARTYPE OF DOCUMENT
European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms Council of Europe 1950 Treaty
Standard Minimum Rules for the Treatment of Prisoners UN General Assembly 1955 Rules
Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment UN General Assembly 1984 Treaty
United Nations Standard Minimum Rules for the Administration of Juvenile Justice ("The Beijing Rules") UN General Assembly 1985 Rules
European Convention for the prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment Council of Europe 1987 Treaty
Body of Principles for the Protection of All Persons under Any Form of Detention or Imprisonment UN General Assembly 1988 Principles
International Convention on the Rights of the Child UN General Assembly 1989 Treaty
United Nations Guidelines for the Prevention of Juvenile Delinquency ("Riyadh Guidelines") UN General Assembly 1990 Principles
United Nations Rules for the Protection of Juveniles Deprived of their Liberty ("Havana Rules") UN General Assembly 1990 Rules
United Nations Standard Minimum Rules for Non-Custodial Measures ("Tokyo Rules") UN General Assembly 1990 Rules
Optional Protocol to the Convention against Torture and other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment UN General Assembly 2002 Optional Protocol
European Prison Rules Council of Europe 2006 Rules
General Comment No. 10 (2007) Children’s rights in juvenile justice Committee on the rights of the child  2007 General Comment
The European Rules for juvenile offenders subject to sanctions or measures Council of Europe 2008 Rules
Children and juvenile justice: proposals for improvements Council of Europe's Commissioner for Human Rights 2009 Issue Paper
Guidelines on Child Friendly Justice Council of Europe 2010 Principles
UN Rules for the Treatment of Women Prisoners and non-custodial measures for women offenders ("Bangkok Rules") UN General Assembly 2010 Rules
Guidelines on national preventive mechanisms Subcommittee on Prevention of Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment 2010 Principles
United Nations Minimum Rules for the Treatment of Prisoners ("Mandela Rules") UN General Assembly 2015 Rules
The European Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CPT) Standards European Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CPT) 2002 (Rev. 2015) Standards
Factsheets: Protection of Minors ECtHR 2015 Jurisprudence
Factsheets: Children's Rights ECtHR 2016 Jurisprudence


All Resources

TITLEAUTHORYEARTYPE OF DOCUMENT
Training Manual on Human Rights Monitoring (Chapter XII : Children's Rights) Office of the High Commissioner for the human rights 2001 Training Manual
No Kids Behind Bars DCI-Netherlands 2003 Report
Monitoring Places of Detention: a practical guide Association for the prevention of Torture (APT) 2004 Guidelines
Children deprived of liberty: rights and realities Geert Cappelaere 2005 Article
World report on violence against Children UN General Secretary 2006 Report
Deprivation of liberty of Children in light of International Human Rights Law and standards Ton Liefaard - Defence for Children International (DCI) 2008 Thesis
New partnerships for torture prevention in Europe European Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CPT) - Association for the prevention of Torture (APT) 2009 Report
Inspector of Prisons - Standards for the Inspection of Prisons in Ireland (Juvenile supplement) Judge Michael Reilly, Inspector of Prisons 2009 Standards
Handbook for prison leaders United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) 2010 Training Manual
Guidelines on National Prevention Mechanisms Subcommittee on Prevention of Torture (SPT) 2010 Guidelines
Interviewing Children, their Guardians, and Staff of Juvenile Detention Facilities Penal Reform International (PRI) 2010 Guidelines
Safeguarding children in detention: Independent monitoring mechanisms for children in detention in MENA Penal Reform International (PRI) 2011 Report
Inspection Report for Children in Detention Facilities in Tanzania Commission for human rights and good governance 2011 Report
Safe and child-sensitive counselling, complaint and reporting mechanisms to address violence against children Special representative of the Secretary-General on Violence against children and the Special Rapporteur on the Sale of Children, Child Prostitution and Child Pronography 2012 Guidelines
Analytical self-assessment tool for National Preventive Mechanisms Subcommittee on Prevention of Torture (SPT) 2012 Guidelines
Justice for Children Briefing 2: Independent Monitoring Mechanisms for Children in Detention Penal Reform International (PRI) 2012 Briefing
The rights of children/young people in conflict with the law ENOC 2012 Position Statement
A training manual for independent monitors of juvenile detention facilities Penal Reform International (PRI) 2012 Training Manual
Children’s rights and the European Committee for the Prevention of Torture Ursula Kilkelly 2012 Report
ENOC Study report on National Human Rights Institutions and Child/Juvenile Delinquency Nevena Vuckovic Sahovic 2012 Report
Expectations : Criteria for assessing the treatment of children and young people and conditions in prisons Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Prisons (UK) 2012 Standards
Torture and Ill-Treatment in the context of Juvenile Justice: Findings from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Republic of Moldava, Tadjikistan and Ukraine UNICEF 2013 Report
National Human Rights Institutions as National Preventive Mechanisms: Opportunities and challenges Association for the prevention of Torture (APT) 2013 Briefing
Monitoring Police Custody - a practical guide Association for the prevention of Torture (APT) 2013 Guidelines
The right of children deprived of their liberty to make complaints Penal Reform International (PRI) 2013 Briefing
Interviewing children and, more specifically, children who are alleged victims of ill-treatment Professor Michael Lamb - European Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CPT) 2013 Guidelines
Detention Monitoring Tool: Addressing risk factors to prevent torture and ill-treatment Association for the prevention of Torture (APT) - Penal Reform International (PRI) 2013 Guidelines
Political analysis 2013 of the contrôle général and the confinement of children et l'enfermement des enfants (chapter 7) in Report of activities 2013 Contrôleur Général des lieux de privation de liberté (France) 2013 Rapport
Protecting children’s rights in criminal justice systems: a training manual and reference point for professionals and policymakers Penal Reform International (PRI) 2013 Training Manual
Creating a non-violent juvenile justice system Geary, Patrick - The international NGO Council on Violence against children 2013 Report
From the inside Ombudsman for children of Sweden 2013 Report
Opinions and Recommendations of the French 'Contrôleur général des lieux de privation de liberté' 2008-2014 Association for the prevention of Torture (APT) - Contrôleur général des lieux de privation de liberté (CGLPL) 2014 Report
Neglected Needs: Girls in criminal justice system / Toolbox on UN Bangkok Rules Penal Reform International (PRI) - Interagency panel on juvenile justice (IPJJ) 2014 Training Manual
Monitoring immigration Detention - Practical Manual Association for the prevention of Torture (APT) - The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) - International Detention Coalition 2014 Guidelines
Report on Violence in Institutions for Juvenile Offenders European Committee on Crime Problems (CDPC) - Council for Penological Co-operation (PC-CP) 2014 Report
Addressing children’s vulnerabilities in detention - Jean-Jacques Gautier NPM Symposium 2014 Outcome Report Association for the prevention of Torture (APT) 2014 Report
Voice of the Child : Findings from a survey of children detained in closed institutions in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan Penal Reform International (PRI) 2014 Report
Children Deprived of Liberty in Central and Eastern Europe: Between Legacy and Reform Bulgarian Helsinki Committee 2014 Report
Cruel, inhuman and degrading : ending corporal punishment in penal systems for children Global Initiative to End All Corporal Punishment of Children 2015 Report
Enhancing impact of national preventive mechanisms - Strengthening the follow-up on NPM recommendations in the EU: strategic development, current practices and the way forward Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Human Rights (BIM) - University of Bristol 2015 Guidelines
Report of the Special Rapporteur on torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment (Children deprived of their liberty) Juan E. Mendez 2015 Report
Unlocking Potential : A study of the isolation of children in custody in England Children's Commissioner 2015 Study
Handbook on European law relating to the rights of the child European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights and Council of Europe 2015 Standards
Policy on Detention Monitoring UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) 2015 Report
The Uncounted : Detention of Migrants and Asylum Seekers in Europe Access Info Europe, Global Detention Project 2015 Report
Children behind Bars : The Global Overuse of Detention of Children Human Rights Watch - Michael Bochenek 2016 Report
Self-assessment matrix for National Preventive Mechanisms Subcommittee on Prevention of Torture (SPT) na Guidelines
Training pack for establishing HR institutions for children ENOC na Training Manual

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"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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