Defence for Children International
UN Rules for
Protection of Juveniles
PHYSICAL ENVIRONMENT AND ACCOMMODATION
The design of detention facilities and of the general physical
environment should be in keeping with the rehabilitative aim of residential
treatment and with the juveniles right to privacy, sensory stimuli, and
leisure-time activities. Consequently all facilities should meet the
requirements of human health and dignity.
Food should be suitably prepared and sufficient to satisfy the standards
of hygiene and health and as far as possible the religious and cultural
requirements of the juveniles. Clean drinking water must also be available at
any time. Every juvenile should be provided with clean bedding and sufficient
sanitary installations in accordance with local and national standards.
Similarly, clothing must be suitable for the climate and must not be degrading
One specific aspect of the juvenile’s right to privacy is that they are
entitled to retain their own personal effects.
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