First reporting cycle of Switzerland on the Convention on the Rights of the Child (2000-2002)


Initial report by Switzerland 2000-2002

Competences have been for the first time, following a decision by the Federal Council on 18 February 1998, clearly defined and shared among the federal departments of National Affairs and of Foreign Affairs. The Department of National Affairs (EDI) coordinates the implementation of the Convention in Switzerland. The Department of Foreign Affairs (EDA) coordinates the work around the reports...


Activities by non-governmental organisations

International NGOs have actively participated to the elaboration of this Convention, in which they are defined as “other competent bodies” (art. 45) and their reports are desired. Several years ago the Coordination Suisse Droits de l'Enfant was founded. In April 1997 a network of organisations working on children's rights issues was established, under the direction of UNICEF...


Child Rights Network in Switzerland

The Child Rights Network Switzerland was created on 6 November 2003 in order to contribute promoting the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. Several NGOs signed a common declaration called Memorandum of Understanding in Berne. Since then, mone then fifty orgnisations are member of the Network. Press release of 13 November 2003 Memorandum of Understanding
(in French, pdf, 2...

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