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Lock 'em up - keeping youth in police cells: July 12, 2018

Lock 'em up - keeping youth in police cells: July 12, 2018

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Thursday, July 12, 2018

The practice of holding youth in police cells while they await their court appearance began as a temporary measure in 1989. However, the practice has continued over the years, worrying legal experts and youth advocates as it breaches New Zealand’s international obligations and children’s human rights. Lachlan spoke with Children’s Commissioner Andrew Becroft about the practice, and why it is so dangerous.