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  • UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and the digital world Author: CRAE and NCB Date: November 2014 On the 25th anniversary of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) the House of Lords will debate the impact of the digital and online world on children and young people's Convention rights. Baroness Kidron will lead a debate about how children's rights can be protected and promoted in the digital age. Our joint briefing with NCB provides an overview of the key issues and evidence. Read more
  • State of Children's Rights in England 2014 Author: CRAE Date: November 2014 Our State of Children's Rights in England 2014 looks at whether enough is being done to fulfil the human rights of children in England. It is based on official statistics, published research and additional material gathered through Freedom of Information requests. It also summarises significant laws or policies which affect children’s human rights. Read more
  • Legal advice on use of force in secure colleges Author: CRAE Date: October 2014 CRAE sought legal advice on proposals for the use of force in secure colleges. We instructed solicitors at Bindmans LLP to seek independent legal advice from Martin Chamberlain QC and Max Schaefer on the lawfulness of allowing guards in secure colleges to use force in order to maintain "good order and discipline" in secure colleges. Read more
  • House of Lords Report Stage Briefing on Criminal Justice and Courts Bill Author: CRAE,Standing Committee on Youth Justice, the Howard League for Penal Reform Date: October 2014 Briefing for the House of Lords during Report Stage of the Criminal Justice and Courts Bill. The briefing focuses on Part 2 of the Bill, which contains proposals to introduce secure colleges as a form of youth custody. Read more
  • CJCB Joint Briefing on Judicial Review: HoL Committee Stage Author: PLP, Justice, CRAE and others Date: July 2014 Joint Briefing on the judicial review provisions of the Criminal Justice and Courts Bill for House of Lords Committee Stage Read more
  • Briefing on the impact of judicial review proposals for children. Author: Justrights Date: July 2014 Briefing on the impact of judicial review proposals for children. Read more
  • Criminal Justice & Courts Bill HoL Committee Stage Joint Briefing Author: CRAE,Standing Committee on Youth Justice, the Howard League for Penal Reform Date: July 2014 Joint Briefing on the Criminal Justice and Courts Bill for Committee Stage in the House of Lords.

    The briefing addresses Part 2 of the Bill, which would introduce secure colleges as a new form of youth custody. We are opposed to secure colleges.
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  • Criminal Justice and Courts Bill - short press briefing Author: CRAE Date: July 2014 A short press briefing from CRAE outlining concerns about plans in the Criminal Justice and Courts Bill to build a huge, new prison for children. Read more
  • Joint Briefing on Residence Test Author: Public Law Project, Bindmans LLP. Liberty, CRAE and others Date: July 2014 Joint briefing paper on the 'residence test' in the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 and the Order which would bring it into effect. The test would affect vulnerable children and flout the UK's obligations under the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child Read more
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