UN Global study on Children Deprived of Liberty at COPE conference

One of the key speakers at COPE’s recent conference was Chiara Altafin of the European Inter-University Center for Human Rights and Democratisation (EIUC, Venice). Ms Altafin is currently working with Manfred Nowak on the UN Global Study on Children Deprived of Liberty, after Mr. Nowak was appointed by the UN Secretary-General as Independent Expert on…

COPE conference on cross-sectoral benefits of supporting children of prisoners: 19 May 2017

COPE’s 2017 conference in Naples, Italy, took place on 19 May and was organised in partnership with Bambinisenzasbarre. Through a series of engaging presentations, the conference explored how working to support the child-parent relationship when a parent is imprisoned benefits all parties involved: the child, the imprisoned parent, the caretaker parent, the prison, decision-makers, media, local communities,…

Presentation to the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child

On 31 May 2017, the Child Rights Connect Working Group on Children of Incarcerated Parents (of which COPE is a member) organised an event to brief the incoming members of the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child, focusing on the issue of the rights of children of imprisoned parents. Laurel Townhead (QUNO) and…

COPE accepted as a member of Child Rights Connect

Child Rights Connect held their annual General Assembly 9-10 May. Along with 7 other organisations, COPE was accepted as a new member of the network. COPE has worked with Child Rights Connect for the past three years as part of the Working Group on Children of Incarcerated Parents; among other activities the “The Rights of Children…

COPE 2016 Network Activity Log

COPE is pleased to share the Network Activity Log 2016, providing an opportunity to explore the initiatives and programs implemented and/or continued by COPE members in 2016. It is inspiring to see all of the work that is being done to support Children of Prisoners across Europe!