“We welcome the decision of the Supreme Court in Miller v. Alabama as an important step towards outlawing one of the worst forms of inhuman sentencing of children, a sentence that violates international law and condemns children to die in prison. The decision is just one step, however, in eliminating these sentences in the USA and in eliminating the plethora of inhuman sentencing practices that children suffer globally, including life imprisonment in all its forms.”

–Veronica Yates, Director, Child Rights International Network