A review of law and policy to prevent and remedy violence against children in police and pre-trial detention in Uganda.

In the context of detention, violence against children can take many forms including torture, beatings, isolation, restraints, rape, harassment, self-harm and humiliation. The Special Rapporteur on torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment states that ‘Violence in places of detention, including special institutions for children, is manifest in several ways, mainly through physical and sexual violence, as well as through verbal abuse.

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