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The Global Campus on Human Rights has recently published a toolkit aiming to examine the current situation for children deprived of their liberty on the grounds of armed conflict or national security, building on the findings and recommendations of the UN Global Study on Children Deprived of Liberty.
A recent UNESCO report discusses the findings of a survey conducted to discover what teachers think about and do in response to school violence. The research was carried out in February and March of 2020, through an online global survey that had 34,877 respondents from 147 different countries, as well as 16 focus group discussions in a number of different countries.
A new report by the National Center for Learning Disabilities investigates the overrepresentation of young people with disabilities -and specifically those affecting learning- in the US juvenile justice system, often as a result of school policies that facilitate their transfer from the education system to the criminal justice system. The report highlights statistics which reveal that students with disabilities are three times more likely to be arrested than their non-disabled peers, and are estimated to make up 65%-70% of young people involved with the juvenile justice system.
The Fundamental Rights Agency of the European Union has recently published a report which analyses the implementation of Directive (EU) 2016/800 on procedural safeguards for children suspected or accused in criminal proceedings in nine Member States: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Germany, Estonia, Italy, Malta, Poland and Portugal.
Manchester Metropolitan University, in collaboration with the Alliance for Youth Justice (AYJ), has developed a series of reports to analyse the unprecedented implications of the COVID-19 health crisis on has had on all stages that make up the juvenile justice system in England and Wales. This initiative has been published over time, with the last of the documents appearing recently.
The International Juvenile Justice Observatory states its support for the prohibition of corporal punishment and for the great work that is being carried out by the Global Initiative to End All Corporal Punishment of Children, which is part of the Global Partnership and Fund for End Violence Against Children.  A wide range of activities are carried out through this initiative, specifically designed to catalyse progress towards the universal prohibition and elimination of corporal punishment towards children.