Expert Consultation on Children Deprived of Liberty

Buenos Aires, Argentina 20 May 2016 - On 19 and 20 May the International Seminar "Monitoring and supervision of centres of deprivation of liberty for children" was held in Buenos Aires, Argentina. This activity was co-organized by UNICEF Argentina and the Office of the Special Representative of the Secretary General on Violence against Children (SRSG VAC) as a contribution to the preparation of the Global Study on Children Deprived of Liberty requested by the UN Secretary General.

The seminar aimed to identify standards, good practices and challenges in generating autonomous and independent systems for monitoring detention centers in Latin America, with a view to guaranteeing the rights of children in contact with the law. This activity was attended by the SRSG VAC, Marta Santos Pais, the UN Rapporteur on Torture, Juan Mendez, and the Rapporteur on Children of the OAS, Esmeralda Arosemena de Troitiño, among other leading experts. In turn, the seminar was an opportunity to share current experiences of monitoring and supervision of deprivation of liberty in countries such as Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Paraguay and Uruguay. Read more

Statement Marta Santos Pais (Spanish)

Video presentation Marta Santos Pais (Spanish)

Interview Marta Santos Pais (Spanish)

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