Child Victims of Torture and Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment

Innocenti Working Papers 2010-11


Child Victims of Torture and Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment
  • Format
  • Author(s)
    • Liwski, Norberto;
    • O'Donnell, Daniel;
  • Date of Publication
    • 2010
  • Pages
    • 43
  • IRC Stock Number
    • 610U
  • Publication Cost
    • free
  • Language
    • English





Description

This paper addresses the legal framework and medical and psychological impacts of torture on children. While children must be protected from all forms of violence and abuse, it is important not to lose sight of the distinction between the different forms of violence - especially torture and child abuse - because these distinctions have significant implications for prevention, treatment of victims and law enforcement. Although children can be both victims and perpetrators of torture, ill-treatment and abuse, we focus exclusively on their role as victims.

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Thematic area

Juvenile Justice   / 

Thesaurus

right to care and protection   /  torture   /  transitional justice   /