Global Campus of Human Rights invites interested parties to participate in the Online Open Mass Course (MOOC) on Children Deprived of Liberty: Learning from the UN Global Study, which will offer the opportunity to learn more about the global study on the issue of children in prison commissioned by the UN to Prof. Manfred Nowak.

The course is divided into four modules:

  • Module 1 focuses on the general scenario of the study and analyses the legal framework, applicable standards, guiding principles, definitions, objectives and methodology. It also provides an overview of the history of the Global Study and its links to the work of the UN CRC and the Special Rapporteur on the sale and sexual exploitation of children.
  • Module 2 addresses the cross-cutting themes identified in the study: deprivation of liberty, child participation, disability, gender and health.
  • Module 3 is dedicated to the six main areas of the study: administration of justice, children living in places of detention with their primary caregivers, migration-related detention, children deprived of liberty in institutions, for armed conflict and national security reasons.
  • Module 4 reveals the “behind-the-scenes” implementation of the UN Global Survey in practice and analyses challenges, opportunities, recommendations and the way forward.

By the end of this course, participants will have acquired:

  • Understanding the process behind the UN Global Study on Children Deprived of their Liberty.
  • Knowledge of international standards for the protection of the human rights of children deprived of their liberty.
  • Knowledge of the data, reasons and root causes in the area of deprivation of liberty for children.
  • Information on some contextual situations, examples and practices in different regions of the world.
  • Understanding of challenges and constraints in current systems.
    The ability to identify some legal, political and social strategies to safeguard the human rights of children deprived of their liberty.
  • Knowledge about recommendations for change and improvement.

This course is aimed at applicants from all over the world who are actively interested in and committed to child rights work and wish to deepen their knowledge of the protection of children deprived of their liberty.

Course dates: 18 November 2019-19 February 2020

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