UNITED KINGDOM: CRC alternative report on inhuman sentencing of children

This report was submitted ahead of the the 72nd pre-sessional working group of the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child as part of our campaign against inhuman sentencing of children - defined to include sentences of death, life imprisonment and corporal punishment. 

Life imprisonment in various forms is a lawful sentence in England and Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland for offences committed while under the age of 18. 

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