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Center's Anti-Torture Initiative Releases Newest Publication, "Protecting Children against Torture in Detention: Global Solutions for a Global Problem!"

The Center's Anti-Torture Initiative is delighted to announce the publication of its NEW edited volume “Protecting Children against Torture in Detention: Global Solutions for A Global Problem!” 

This edited volume brings together contributions by more than 30 international children’s rights experts in response to former UN Special Rapporteur on Torture's, Juan Mendez, groundbreaking thematic report on torture of children deprived of liberty. Each article in the volume provides valuable insights into the intersection between children’s rights and the international human rights law prohibition of torture. The publication addresses situations children face in a variety of contexts such as the criminal justice system, armed conflict situation, institutionalization, and detention in the context of migration. The diverse perspectives offered by our authors, paired with the former Special Rapporteur’s report, provide innovative solutions to an all-too-common reality faced by children deprived of liberty around the world, and illustrate a profound commitment to the ongoing challenge of protecting the fundamental human rights of children everywhere.

Together we can #STOPChildTorture and achieve a #TortureFreeWorld!

The Center's Anti-Torture Initiative and the Office of the Special Representative of the Secretary General on Violence against Childrein, with Diability Rights International and Human Rights Watch, are pleased to invite you to the launch of this publication! This event will take place on Friday, May 19 at the United Nations Headquarters in New York City. For more info and to RSVP, email anicoles@wcl.american.edu by Monday, May 15.

You can also read the report in the Center's publications.


From the Human Rights Brief

The Human Rights Brief, a student-run publication of the Center for Human Rights & Humanitarian Law, reports on cutting edge developments in international human rights. The Brief publishes short articles and opinion pieces written by students, academics, and leading human rights practitioners from around the world. Content is run on www.HRBrief.org, the premier website for human rights news, analysis, and resources.


El Derecho a la Nacionalidad en la Republica Dominicana

By: Marie Durane and Stefania Butoi Varga


Voter Registration Restrictions in the United States Disproportionately Affect Minority Communities
By: Andrea Flynn-Schneider

Thai Woman's Facebook Post Leads to Arrest

By: Rebecca Levine