Delivered to the 25th session of the UN Human Rights Council - Interactive Dialogue with the Special Representative of the Secretary General on Violence against Children.
This statement highlights the psychological and mental violence experienced by children when their parents are sentenced to death or executed. These children have been invisible in statistics, policies and programmes. The statement provides examples of the welcome increasing attention in the UN to the situation and rights of these children. FWCC (Quakers) recommends that much more is done to understand how and why these children are exposed to violence and to undertake actions that can lead to their effective protection.
To view a video recording of the oral statement by QUNO's Rachel Brett, click here.
- Written statement to the Human Rights Council 25th session: "Children of parents sentenced to death or executed: UN developments since the HRC Panel.”
- Children of Parents Sentenced to Death or Executed: How are they affected? How can they be supported
- Lightening the Load of the Parental Death Sentence on Children
- Briefing Paper: Children of Parents Sentenced to Death
- Report: Children of Parents Sentenced to Death