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Young Adult: Looking out for us when we need someone to help

Hughes Chang was taken in for questioning by the police as he fitted the description of someone who had committed a crime earlier that day.

Despite being a child, he was not allowed to contact his mother. Alone and scared, Hughes was searched and kept in a cell with his mother wondering where he was. Hughes and his family used human rights to change the law. Winning his case meant that 17 year olds now have the same rights as other children if they are arrested – the police must inform their parents, or another appropriate adult, so that they have the support they need.

 


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Hughes used human rights to change the law around how young people are treated by the police

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