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COPE annual conference registration open

Registration is now open for COPE’s joint conference with Bambinisenzasbarre in Naples, 19 May 2017: Supporting children with imprisoned parents: A cross-sectoral approach benefiting all Friday 19 May 2017 Hall of Barons (Sala dei Baroni) Castel Nuovo-Maschio Angioino, Naples, Italy To register, please click here. About the conference This pan-European conference, hosted by Bambinisenzasbarre and co-organised…

Council for Penological Co-operation Summary Meeting Report

The Council for Penological Co-operation (PC-CP) of the Council of Europe has published a Summary Meeting Report following the 14th meeting of the Working Group in Strasbourg, 30 January – 1 February 2017, in which two COPE experts participated to draw attention to the issue of children with imprisoned parents. Other topics discussed during the three-day…

Council of Europe Committee of Ministers Recommendation

COPE began working in Strasbourg with the Council of Europe in late January 2017 to draft a Committee of Ministers Recommendation on Children with Imprisoned Parents. The Recommendation will be based on all aspects of the Italian Memorandum of Understanding that are relevant to prisons, including rights to visits; child-friendly spaces and information; supporting the child-parent relationship; prison officer…

UN implementation briefing for States, Geneva

As part of the Child Rights Connect working group on children of incarcerated parents, Children of Prisoners Europe (COPE) co-organised and participated in an international briefing for Member States at the UN in Geneva on 1 February 2017. This event took place during the 74th session of the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child…

 

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