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Course Outline

The course encompasses a 9-week period. Participants are expected to engage in approximately 45 hours of active learning through readings, videos, discussions, group-work/role-plays and quizzes.

The course is articulated in four modules:

Module 1 focuses on the general framework of the Study and looks at the legal framework, applicable standards, guiding principles, definitions, objectives and methodology. It also offers an overview of the history of the Global Study and its links with the work of the UN CRC Committee and the Special Rapporteur on the Sale and Sexual Exploitation of Children.

Module 2 deals with the cross-cutting themes that have been identified in the Study: deprivation of liberty, children’s participation, disability, gender and health.

Module 3 is dedicated to the six focus areas of the Study: administration of justice, children living in places of detention with their primary caregivers, migration-related detention, children deprived of liberty in institutions, in armed conflict and for national security reasons.

Module 4 reveals the ‘behind the scenes’ of the making of the UN Global Study in practice and discusses challenges, opportunities, recommendations and the way forward.


Module 1 - General framework of the Global Study

Module 2 - A transversal approach

Module 3 - Focus areas

  • 3

    Administration of justice

    Moritz Birk, Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Human Rights
    Helmut Sax, Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Human Rights

  • 4

    Places of detention with caregivers

    Chiara Altafin, Global Campus of Human Rights

  • 5

    Migration related reasons

    - Michael Bochenek, Human Rights Watch

  • 6


    Ann Skelton, University of Pretoria/CRC Committee

  • 7

    Armed conflicts

    Jo Becker, Human Rights Watch

  • 8

    National security

    Jo Becker, Human Rights Watch

Module 4 - The Global Study in practice