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Expert Level Meeting in Geneva introduces questionnaire for the Global Study on Children Deprived of Liberty

Friday 9th of March 2018
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An Expert Level Meeting on the United Nations' Global Study on Children Deprived of Liberty took place in Geneva on 8th March, co-organised by the NGO Panel for the Global Study and the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR).

The meeting was divided into three main topics: a presentation of the institutional framework around the Global Study, including the UN Interagency Task Force, the Group of Friends, the NGO Panel –of which the IJJO is a member -, and the network of academics/research institutions; a discussion of the Global Study’s questionnaire that is being sent to governments (as well as to other key stakeholders); and a mobilisation of political support and commitments to support the effective implementation of the Global Study.

The Global Study aims to collect qualitative and quantitative data to document the situation of children deprived of liberty, in all its forms, as well as to identify good practices and formulate recommendations for action at a national, regional and international level.

In this way, Professor Manfred Nowak, independent expert in charge of leading and coordinating this study, introduced the study’s questionnaire, which is already available in various languages via this link (column on the right, third section). Prof. Nowak called on stakeholders to provide accurate quantitative statistical data on children deprived of liberty, as well as examples of best practices.

To find out more regarding the topics discussed and speakers featured in this event, please see the programme here.

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