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Submission to the UN Committee Against Torture

Author: CRAE Date: April 2013

Submission to the UN Committee Against Torture on behalf of the Children’s Rights Alliance for England (CRAE) in respect of its examination of the United Kingdom. The submission highlights those issues affecting children in the UK which, in CRAE's view, contravene the UN Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (Article 16):

  • Age of criminal responsibility
  • Detention, detention conditions, and deaths in custody
  • Taser guns
  • Mosquito devices
  • Corporal punishment
  • Physical restraint of children in custody
  • Asylum-seeking children: destitution

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