The Rights of the Child and Hazardous Substances and Wastes

Pursuant to Human Rights Council Resolution 27/23, the Special Rapporteur on the implications for human rights of the environmentally sound management and disposal of hazardous substances and wastes, Mr. Baskut Tuncak, presented his second thematic report to the Human Rights Council on the rights of the child and hazardous substances and wastes to the 33rd session of the Human Rights Council in September 2016. 

In the report (A/HRC/33/41), the Special Rapporteur examines the impacts of toxics and pollution on children’s rights, and the obligations of States and responsibilities of businesses in preventing exposure by children to such substances.

The Special Rapporteur has held a broad consultative process with States, international organizations, civil society, national human rights institutions and other stakeholders. He is grateful for all the responses to a questionnaire on the subject.
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On 23 September 2016, Terre des Hommes and the Special Rapporteur organized a side-event in the margins of the 33rd session of the Human Rights Council on the unsound management of chemicals and the rights of the child.