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…

Database on CRC Concluding Observations on children of prisoners

The Working Group on Child of Incarcerated Parents of Child Rights Connect has launched a seminal database on Concluding Observations of the UN Committee of the Rights of the Child which specifically mention children affected by parental incarceration. Quaker United Nations Office (QUNO), a member of the Children of Prisoners Europe network, created this database which includes…

QUNO suggested questions for UN Committee on the Rights of the Child

COPE member organisation Quaker United Nations Office (QUNO) has submitted suggested questions and concluding observations on children of prisoners to the 71st session of the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child, which began on the 11 January 2016. QUNO submitted questions for Ireland, France, and Latvia’s review before the Committee on Child…

4 Feb 2016: QUNO Briefing on UN Nelson Mandela Rules

The Quaker United Nations Office Geneva (QUNO) will co-host a briefing on the new revised UN Standard Minimum Rules for the Treatment of Prisoners (known as the “Nelson Mandela Rules”), the key set of international standards on detention conditions and the treatment of prisoners. For information about the Nelson Mandela Rules, COPE recommends this short explainer video…