The U.S. has the world’s highest rate of children in detention, the author of a UN study said.

“The United States is one of the countries with the highest numbers – we still have more than 100,000 children in migration-related detention in the [U.S.],” Manfred Nowak, an independent expert leading the UN Global Study on Children Deprived, said in a news briefing on Monday, cited by Al Jazeera.

“Of course, separating children, as was done by the Trump administration, from their parents and even small children at the Mexican-US border is absolutely prohibited by the Convention on the Rights

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