• In the news : Children behind bars

    Human Rights Watch report


    An example: February 13th 2018/ The Guardian


    Children behind bars

    Ahed Tamini, 17,illegally arrested in an illegally occupied territory,

    currently held in a military prison,

    will be tried by a miltary court behind closed doors .

     UN resolution that built her hopes up  :


    There are currently some 350 Palestinian children in Israeli prisons and detention centres,

    according to local human rights organizations.

     Convention on the rights of the child

    Article 37

    States Parties shall ensure that:

    (a) No child shall be subjected to torture or other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment. Neither capital punishment nor life imprisonment without possibility of release shall be imposed for offences committed by persons below eighteen years of age;

    (b) No child shall be deprived of his or her liberty unlawfully or arbitrarily. The arrest, detention or imprisonment of a child shall be in conformity with the law and shall be used only as a measure of last resort and for the shortest appropriate period of time;

    (c) Every child deprived of liberty shall be treated with humanity and respect for the inherent dignity of the human person, and in a manner which takes into account the needs of persons of his or her age. In particular, every child deprived of liberty shall be separated from adults unless it is considered in the child's best interest not to do so and shall have the right to maintain contact with his or her family through correspondence and visits, save in exceptional circumstances;

    (d) Every child deprived of his or her liberty shall have the right to prompt access to legal and other appropriate assistance, as well as the right to challenge the legality of the deprivation of his or her liberty before a court or other competent, independent and impartial authority, and to a prompt decision on any such action.



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