|More than one million children are incarcerated by justice systems worldwide at any one time, while immigration detention has skyrocketed in recent years. Other children are confined due to physical or mental health, drug use, or national security reasons. The exact number of children deprived of liberty worldwide is unknown, but available evidence shows that deprivation of liberty is both costly and harmful.
The Committee on the Rights of the Child and more than 50 leading non-governmental organizations are urging members of the UN General Assembly to recommend a high-level UN Study on Children Deprived of Liberty to collect sorely needed information on the scope of the problem, identify good practices, and make recommendations that can shape more effective policies and practices.|
||Special Panel and Reception: CHILDREN DEPRIVED OF LIBERTY: THE CALL FOR A GLOBAL STUDY, 14 October 2014, New York City, USA|
||Institute of International Education, 12th floor, 809 UN Plaza (1st Avenue, between 45th and 46th), New York City, USA|