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Children of Prisoners Europe launches the first issue of the European Journal of Parental Imprisonment: An evolving child rights agenda

The European Journal of Parental Imprisonment is a bi-annual publication that seeks to broaden the study of issues relevant to children affected by parental incarceration and meet a burgeoning interest in the development, implementation and evolution of entitlements, policies and practices that promote their well-being. With a view to fostering new perspectives for children with imprisoned parents, the Journal features contributions by eminent scholars and experts in the fields of child rights, child welfare, criminal and social justice, psychology, penal affairs and other disciplines; published articles do not necessarily represent COPE’s opinions. Selected articles are editorial screened but not peer-reviewed. The editor is committed to reasoned ideological diversity and welcomes suggestions for special issues and contributions.

“As they examine how the rights of children of prisoners have evolved since the Treaty of Lisbon, the contributors to this first issue spotlight pathways to change, ways in which civil society can work together: through the development of child rights protection systems, the use of procedural safeguards, new complaints mechanisms and a strengthened jurisprudence, new avenues for child rights advocacy.” – Liz Ayre, director of Children of Prisoners Europe

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