GENEVA (October 11, 2018) — The UN Committee on the Rights of the Child has published its findings on the countries it examined during its latest session from September 17 to October 5: Benin, El Salvador, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Mauritania, Niger and Saudi Arabia.
The findings contain positive aspects of how the respective States are implementing the Convention on the Rights of the Child and its optional protocols, highlight matters of concern and make recommendations.
The findings, officially known as concluding observations, may be found here.
The next session of the Committee on the Rights of the Child will be from 14 January, 2019 to 1 February to review the following countries: Bahrain, Belgium, Czechia, Guinea, Italy, Japan, and Syrian Arab Republic. More information may be found here.
The Committee on the Rights of the Child monitors States parties’ adherence to the Convention on the Rights of the Child and its Optional Protocols on involvement of children in armed conflict and on sale of children, child prostitution and child pornography. The Convention to date has 196 States parties. The Committee is made up of 18 members who are independent human rights experts drawn from around the world, who serve in their personal capacity and not as representatives of States parties. The Committee’s concluding observations are an independent assessment of States’ compliance with their human rights obligations under the treaty.
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