This report examines the potential of the Committee for the Prevention of Torture (CPT) to protect the rights of children in detention. Its aims are to:
• Analyse country reports and Government responses to those reports with a view to identifying the major deficiencies in the countries examined;
• Analyse the Standards and Annual General Reports of the CPT to see whether they address the situation of children deprived of their liberty in a comprehensive manner;
• Identify ways in which the CPT could contribute further towards improving the protection of children deprived of their liberty.