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28 July 2016: UNICEF welcomes Human Rights Watch report, Abuses against Children Detained as National Security Threats

Attributable to UNICEF Associate Director Child Protection, Cornelius Williams

NEW YORK, 28 July 2016 – “UNICEF welcomes the Human Rights Watch report Extreme Measures: Abuses against Children Detained as National Security Threats

“Children should be guaranteed the same legal rights and protection regardless of the charges they face, and be fully protected in the criminal justice system.”

“UNICEF urges governments to prioritize the rights of children by implementing the report’s recommendations and complying with international juvenile justice standards.”

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Learn more and read the report here.

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