Sunday, October 05, 2008

Britain's demonisation of children

UN report criticises Britain's 'demonising' and jailing of children: "Too many children are being imprisoned in Britain and demonised as criminals. [...] The demonisation of young people was a prominent theme. The report regretted a "general climate of intolerance and negative public attitudes towards children" in the media and elsewhere.

The UN document criticised ultrasound devices used to disperse youngsters, and asbos, both of which, it said, "may violate the rights of children to freedom of movement and peaceful assembly". Another worry was the national DNA database, which keeps the records of children whether or not they have offended."

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