Amnesty International Report on Indigenous Youth Incarceration

Amnesty International has published A Brighter Tomorrow: Keeping Indigenous Kids in the Community and out of Detention in Australia (Summary Report).  Here is the Full Report.  

Key recommendations include the setting of setting of justice targets to Close the Gap, the abolition of mandatory sentencing for children, and a commitment to justice reinvestment.

The Report finds that “youth detention conditions in the Northern Territory do not appear to comply with [the] international human rights standards” set out in the Convention on the Rights of the Child.