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Treatment of children deprived of their liberty

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CRC Article = 37(c)
Note:
The right of every child deprived of his or her liberty to appropriate treatment is recognized in Article 37(c) of the CRC. States Parties are required to ensure that such a child is 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. The right to appropriate treatment includes the right to be separated from adult prisoners, unless it is considered in the child's best interests not to do so, and the right to maintain contact with family members through visits and correspondence, save in exceptional circumstances.

See also:
Children deprived of their liberty   Correspondence   Cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment   Discrimination and punishment   Separation from adult prisoners   Torture   Treatment of accused children   Treatment of convicted children   

Treatment of convicted children

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CRC Article = 40(1)
Note:
The right of the convicted child to appropriate treatment is recognized in Article 40(1) of the CRC. States Parties are required to ensure that such a child is treated in a manner consistent with the promotion of the child's sense of dignity and worth, which reinforces the child's respect for the human rights and fundamental freedoms of others, and which takes into account the child's age and the desirability of promoting the child's reintegration and the child's assuming a constructive role in society.

See also:
Administration of Juvenile Justice   Convicted children   Cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment   Discrimination and punishment   Non-custodial measures   Torture   Treatment of accused children   Treatment of children deprived of their liberty   

Trial

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Trial in the presence of legal assistance

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CRC Article = 40(2)(b)(iii)
Note:
The right of the accused child to have the matter determined by a competent, independent and impartial authority or judicial body in the presence of legal or other assistance is recognized in Article 40(2)(b)(iii) of the CRC.

See also:
Accused children   Administration of Juvenile Justice   Defence   Due process   Fair trial   Legal assistance   Trial in the presence of parents   

Trial in the presence of parents

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CRC Article = 40(2)(b)(iii)
Note:
The right of the accused child to have the matter determined by a competent, independent and impartial authority or judicial body in the presence of his or her parents or legal guardians, unless it is considered not to be in the best interests of the child, is recognized in Article 40(2)(b)(iii) of the CRC.

See also:
Accused children   Administration of Juvenile Justice   Treatment of accused children   Trial in the presence of legal assistance   

Trial without delay

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See:
Prompt trial   

Truancy

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See:
School attendance   

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