GENEVA (13 February 2020) — The UN Committee on the Rights of the Child has published its findings on the countries it examined during its latest session from 20 January to 7 February: Austria, Belarus, Costa Rica, Hungary, Rwanda, and State of Palestine.
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, can be found here.
The next session of the Committee on the Rights of the Child will be held in Samoa from 2 to 6 March to review Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, and Tuvalu. The Committee will also hold a preparatory session for a future review of Kiribati. More information here. Follow #ChildRightsPacific for updates on this session.
The Committee will next meet in Geneva from 11 May to 29 May to review Afghanistan, Cambodia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Eswatini, and Tunisia.
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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, on sale of children, child prostitution and child pornography, and on a communications procedure. 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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