Practice Relating to Rule 120. Accommodation for Children Deprived of Their Liberty
In 2000, during the consideration of the fourth periodic report of Chile before the Human Rights Committee, a representative of Chile stated: “A 1994 law … [provides] that minors should not be held in adult prisons, and an investment plan for the construction of centres exclusively for juvenile offenders … [has] been initiated.”
In 2004, during the consideration of the third periodic report of Chile before the Committee against Torture, a representative of Chile stated:
Since 1994, those minors who were in the adult prison system … [have] been held completely separately from adults. Thus, although 400 minors … [have] been held in adult penitentiary establishments in 2003, they … [have] not been allowed contact with adult prisoners at any time. As of 2003, minors … [are] also kept apart from adults during their transportation to court or between prisons.