Detention of children: international standards and best practice

Martynowicz, Agnieszka and Ni Dhrisceoil, Verona (2009) Detention of children: international standards and best practice. Project Report. Irish Penal Reform Trust Ireland.

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Abstract

The report considers the application and implementation of international human rights standards to children detention in Ireland, and how the aims enshrined in these standards can be best achieved in the Irish context.

The report outlines 63 recommendations across a number of areas, including: admissions procedures; physical environment; health care; protecting children from harm; discipline; inspection and complaints systems; suitable and qualified personnel; rehabilitation and social integration into the community.

The report also seeks to influence the debate on the design and best practice policies in the new National Children Detention Facility to be built at the Oberstown Campus in Lusk, whilst renewing a call for an immediate end to the detention of boys at St Patrick’s Institution.

Item Type: Reports and working papers (Project Report)
Schools and Departments: School of Law, Politics and Sociology > Law
Subjects: K Law > KD Law of the United Kingdom and Ireland > KDK21 Ireland (Eire)
Depositing User: Verona Ni Drisceoil
Date Deposited: 22 May 2013 10:31
Last Modified: 22 May 2013 10:31
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/44821
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