Children counter terrorism

The overall objective of this United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI) report is to shed light on the particular vulnerability of children and juveniles in the context of counter-terrorism, and to increase the capacity of governments to integrate existing international juvenile justice and child protection standards into their national counter-terrorism frameworks. The report examines the position of children in international law as perpetrators and victims of terrorism. It also explores radicalisation, de-radicalisation and counter radicalisation by analysing the counter-terrorism laws and practices of two case study countries: England and Germany, and seeks to analyse the extent to which they comply with international juvenile justice and child protection standards. Finally, the report provides a number of generally applicable recommendations that will allow governments to strengthen their capacity to integrate international child rights standards into domestic counter-terrorism frameworks.

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