This week's UNCRC Article of the week is:
You have the right not to be punished in a cruel or harmful way.
What does this mean?
Content note: This article discusses violence.
Article 37 of the UNCRC says that children and young people:
Article 37 covers what happens if a child or young person commits a crime. It says they shouldn’t be arrested unless there are no other options, and that they have a right for lawyers to give them advice about their situation and represent them in court.
If a child or young person is placed in detention they should remain there for the shortest possible time, and should: