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Research Groups

United Nations Global Study on Children Deprived of Liberty

Thematic Research Groups

All of the groups below also include members of the Study’s Advisory Board.

  Research Institution /Academia UN focal point NGO focal point
Children Deprived of Liberty in the Administration of Justice Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Human Rights, Vienna/Austria United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)
  • Child Rights International Network (CRIN)
  • Defence for Children International (DCI)
Children Living in Places of Detention with their Parents European Inter-University Centre (EIUC)/Global Campus, Venice/Italy Office of the High Commissioner of Human Rights (OHCHR)
  • Children of Prisoners Europe (COPE)
  • Quakers United Nations Office (QUNO)
Children Deprived of Liberty for Migration related reasons Joint Research Centre/European Commission, Ispra/ Italy
  • United Nations High Commissioner of Refugees (UNHCR)
  • International Organisation of Migration (IOM)
  • Human Rights Watch (HRW)
  • International Detention Coalition (IDC)
Children Deprived of Liberty in Institutions Centre for Child Law, University of Pretoria/ South Africa United Nations Children's Fund(UNICEF)
  • Lumos
  • SOS Children’s Villages International
Children Deprived of Liberty related to Armed Conflict and Children Deprived of Liberty related to national security Human Rights Watch (HRW), New York /USA
  • United Nations Special Representative of the Secretary General (SRSG) Violence against Children
  • United Nations Special Representative of the Secretary General (SRSG) Children and Armed Conflict
  • Human Rights Watch (HRW)
  • Penal Reform International (PRI)
Cross-cutting Research Groups (leads)

Health: University of Melbourne (Melbourne, Australia)

Child Participation: Terre des Hommes (London, United Kingdom), with Ursula Kilkelly (University College Cork) and Laura Lundy (Queen’s University of Belfast)

Gender: University of Cyprus (Nicosia, Cyprus), the United Nations Working Group on the issue of discrimination against women in law and in practice and the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women

Disabilities: United Nations Special Rapporteur on Persons with Disabilities, the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and National University of Ireland Galway (Galway, Ireland).