After more appalling revelations about extreme treatment of young people in detention, we look at a different dimension of incarceration in Australia; the limits of discipline of people in places of detention. We talk to Associate Professor Bronwyn Naylor about the meaning of the Convention against Torture, and how it might be implemented in Australia. We also discuss the treatment of children and young people in ‘closed environments’ such as detention centres.
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Read Kate Galloway on Dickensian treatment of children in Australia here.
Read Bronwyn Naylor on corporal punishment of children here.
A longer analysis of implementation of human rights in closed environments is here.