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U.N. Expert Faults U.S. For 'Inhuman Treatment' And High Incarceration Of Children

The U.S. has the highest child incarceration rate in the world, according to an expert who authored a new U.N. study on the treatment of children. The expert also says the Trump administration's family separation policy is "absolutely prohibited" by the Convention on the Rights of the Child.

The report's author is Manfred Nowak, a human rights lawyer based in Vienna, Austria. He the expansive Global Study on Children Deprived of Liberty in Geneva on Monday, one day before the findings are to be .

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