Human Rights Council side event "Violence against children in detention"
It is estimated that globally 1 million children are deprived of their liberty – and many are at a high risk of violence at the hands of staff, adult detainees and other child detainees, or in the form of self-harm.
Welcome and introduction
Paul Øystein Bjørdal, First Secretary, Permanent Representation of Norway to the United Nations
Panel discussion with
Ann-Kristin Vervik, Office of the UN Special Representative to the Secretary General on Violence against Children
Juan Méndez, Special Rapporteur on Torture (via video messages)
Azamat Shambilov, Director Central Asia Office, Penal Reform International
Anna Tomasi, Advocacy Officer, Defence for Children International
Andrea Huber, Policy Director, Penal Reform International