Update: 11.10.2017

UN Committee on the Rights of the Child

The 18-person Committee on the Rights of the Child is responsible for overseeing the Convention on the Rights of the Child of 1989 and the Optional Protocol of 2000. The committee meets twice a year for three weeks, usually in Geneva. Its tasks include reviewing State Reports (the first report is due one year after entry into force of the convention and all five years thereafter). With the entry into force of the 3rd Optional Protocol in April 2014, it now has the authority to accept individual complaints.

General Comments

The Committee on the Rights of the Child has formulated 21 General Comments to date.

  • General Comments
    List of all General Comments on the website of the Committee for the Rights of the Child

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