Detention of the Child in the Light of International Law-A Commentary on Article 37 of the United Nation Convention on the Rights of the Child

Eva Manco

Abstract


Article 37 of the United Nations Conventions on the Rights of the Child (CRC) concerns the establishment of leading principles regarding the detention of the child. Articles 37(b), (c) and (d) establish a broad range of standards in regard to deprivation of liberty of children expressed as legal requirements related to the use of deprivation of liberty, provisions regarding the treatment of children deprived of their liberty, and procedural and substantive rights for every child deprived of liberty. This article provides a detailed commentary on the normative aspects of Article 37 (b), (c) and (d) CRC, providing for a legal child-oriented framework on the issue surrounding the detention and deprivation of liberty of children

Keywords


Legality and Non-Arbitrariness;Principle of last resort and for appropriate period of time; Quality of Treatment of children deprived of their liberty;The right of the child to remain in contact with his or her family

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