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30 years after the launching of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, children are being held in appalling conditions in military detention in Palestine, behind wire in Mexico, on Manus and Nauru as part of Australia’s offshore processing policy and in a prison condemned for adult occupation in the NT of Australia. Children with mental disabilities suffer doubly in custody and in institutional care. 

This panel session by Deakin Law School in conjunction with the International Commission of Jurists Victoria brings together global experts in person, online and by video to highlight the growing concern that the rights of children have been lost in the miasma of political rhetoric. Our panel will answer questions on their experience of the practical and legal issues in their roles attempting to find dignity and respect for children subjected to the harshest of treatment. Panellists will be:




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Wednesday 16 October 2019

5.30pm - 7.30pm

Deakin Downtown
Tower 2, Level 12
Collins Square
727 Collins Street
Docklands VIC 3008

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