COMMITTEE ON THE RIGHTS OF THE CHILD

The Committee on the Rights of the Child (CRC) is the body of 18 Independent experts that monitors implementation of the Convention on the Rights of the Child by its State parties. It also monitors implementation of two Optional Protocols to the Convention, on involvement of children in armed conflict and on sale of children, child prostitution and child pornography. On 19 December 2011, the UN General Assembly approved a third Optional Protocol on a communications procedure, which will allow individual children to submit complaints regarding specific violations of their rights under the Convention and its first two optional protocols. The Protocol entered into force in April 2014.

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Ratification of the Convention on the Rights of the Child

Status of ratification of the Convention on the Rights of the Child 

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See the map on ratifications (PDF) of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, or its three Optional Protocols: on the involvement of children in armed conflict; on the sale of children, child prostitution and child pornography; and on a communications procedure

Recent Events and Developments

The CRC adopts three decisions on individual complaints: 1-2-3

Guidelines on interim measures

Informe de la investigación del Comité de los Derechos del Niño relacionada en Chile, relativo a un procedimiento de comunicaciones

CRC 79th Session, Palais Wilson, Groundfloor Conference Room, 17 September - 5 October 2018

Day of General Discussion: "Protecting and Empowering Children as Human Rights Defenders" , 28 September 2018 - 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Room XVII, Palais des Nations, Geneva

17th Meeting of States parties to the Convention - Elections 2018

CRC adopts decisions on two individual cases (1-2)

Launching event of CMW-CRC Joint General Comments on the Human Rights of Children in the Context of International Migration, 18 December 2017, New York

CMW and CRC adopt joint general comments on the human rights of children in the context of international migration

General comment No. 21 (2017) on children in street situations

Outcome Report of the DGD and Recommendations
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Twitter:Statement: UN #ChildRights experts on deaths of 21 girls last night in protest against alleged abuse at crowded #Guatemala child shelter

General comment No. 20 (2016) on the implementation of the rights of the child during adolescence

Report of the Secretary-General on the status of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (A/71/413)

Joint open letter of the Rapporteur and other experts with occasion of UNGA Special session on world drug problem, April 2016

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