Ending cruel, inhuman and degrading sentencing on children: International strategies

29/05/2018 de 11:00 à 12:30


Moderator and discussant: Bernard Boeton, Vivere (Campaign for abolition of death penalty and life imprisonment on children), Switzerland.

« Global progress in prohibiting the use of corporal punishment in penal systems for children».

Triona Lenihan, Global Initiative to End All Corporal Punishment of Children, UK.

“Is life imprisonment ever appropriate for children who commit the most serious offences?”

Dirk van Zyl Smit, Penal Reform International, University of Nottingham

“The role of the Universal Periodic Review in advancing children’s rights in juvenile justice” 

Phillip Tahmindjis, Director of International Bar Association Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI), Australia.

“Presentation on respective campaigns to end cruel, inhumane and degrading sentencing for youth and recommendations for international strategies”

Liz Ryan, President & CEO, Youth First Initiative, USA.

Tara Libert, Co-Founder & Executive Director, Free Minds Book Club & Writing Workshop, USA.

“Comments on the above presentations and proposals to improve efficiency of international strategies implementation.”

Ann Skelton, Centre for Child Law, University of Pretoria, South Africa & UN Committee on the Rights of the Child.