September 29, 2013

Over more than ten years of research in Europe and beyond, Human Rights Watch (HRW) has documented serious violations of children’s rights arising from immigration detention of children.[i] Children may be arbitrarily detained, held in cells with unrelated adults, and subjected to brutal treatment by pol

Richard Pearshouse and Joseph Amon
December 5, 2012

Throughout China and southeast Asia, people who use drugs are compulsorily detained in government centres in the name of “treatment” or “rehabilitation”.

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Reed Brody
May 13, 2012

Vladimir Poutine devrait-il s'intéresser de près à la condamnation de Charles Taylor, l'ancien président du Libéria? Et qu'en est-il d'Henry Kissinger?

Elise Keppler
December 22, 2011

In 2010, Africa experienced two setbacks regarding ensuring justice for victims of genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity: the African Union’s (AU) July summit decision that renewed a call for its members not to cooperate with the International Criminal Court (ICC) in arresting Sud

Amanda Klasing
December 16, 2011

Sixteen-year-old Florence was an orphan doing domestic work when the January 2010 earthquake hit Haiti. She moved with the family she worked for to a displacement camp, where her employer raped her. The rapist threatened to harm her even more if she told anyone, so she didn’t see a doctor. Besides, she didn’t have the money, the means, or the information she needed to get care.


Katherine W Todrys and Joseph J Amon

December 1, 2011


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Zama Coursen-Neff
November 17, 2011

In a Texas panhandle farming community, a mother—whose 11-year-old daughter toils in the cotton fields and cares for her younger brothers—tells her child, “I’m so sorry I stole your childhood from you.” While this mother may feel personally responsible, her government is also to blame.

Joseph Amon and Diederik Lohman
November 1, 2011


Bede Sheppard, Kyle Knight
October 31, 2011

The past two decades have seen increased awareness, attention and action in response to the plight of children affected by armed conflict. However, one issue that has not received much attention, despite the regularity with which it occurs, is the phenomenon of military forces and other armed groups using school buildings.