A tentative timeline has been set out for the next steps and the major stages of the Study:

  • February 2018: The questionnaire for the Study is published. This will be the key tool for gathering statistical information. Full questionnaire available here.

  • 10 May 2018: A regional consultation will be held during a Continental Conference on child justice in Africa. Further details available here.

  • 26 June 2018: This will be “census day” as part of the questionnaire, when States will conduct a review of the number of children in all detention facilities.

  • 1 September 2018: Deadline to respond to the questionnaire. Full questionnaire available here.

  • October 2018: Manfred Nowak will present an update on the progress of the Study to the UN General Assembly.

  • October 2019: the completed Study will be presented to the UN General Assembly.

  • July - December 2018: Ongoing expert consultations, analysis of Questionnaire data
  • October 2018: Interim report to UN General Assembly
  • October 2019: Report presented to UN General Assembly