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Advancing Children's Rights in Detention: A Model for International Reform

Ursula Kilkelly and Pat Bergin


International children’s rights law has established standards for the treatment of children in detention that are widely accepted. Yet, challenges in their implementation continue to persist around the world. Ireland has been undergoing significant reform in this area, in line with international standards, adopting a child-centred and rights-based model of detention for all children who come into conflict with the law. Drawing on theory and practice, this book analyses Ireland’s experience of translating children’s rights into the practice of detention, providing a model for international refo ... More

Keywords: detention, youth justice, children’s rights, international standards, rights-based model, child-centred, change process, reform, Convention on the Rights of the Child, Ireland, Oberstown Children Detention Campus

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9781529213218
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: May 2022 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781529213218.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ursula Kilkelly, author
University College Cork

Pat Bergin, author
National Forensic Mental Health Service