Across the world, children can be sentenced to death by execution in more than ten countries; they can be flogged, whipped, caned or have body parts amputated in 40 countries; and they can be sentenced to spend the rest of their lives in prison in more than 100 countries.
It goes without saying that these practices are some of the most flagrant abuses of children’s human rights, including their right to life, liberty and freedom from torture. And they have all been consistently denounced as such by the United Nations and regional human rights institutions. Yet despite this, these practices continue to be state-sanctioned in many countries.
The artwork below helps to amplify our campaigning against the use of the death penalty and life imprisonment for children.