Committee on the Rights of the Child (CRC)

The Committee on the Rights of the Child (CRC), monitors implementation of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (1989) and its two optional protocols.

 

The NGO Group on the CRC has produced guidelines on NGO reporting to the CRC Committee.

 

The Committee on the Rights of the Child (CRC) reviews country reports, and IDA regularly provides country specific submissions with a specific focus on the rights of children with disabilities. Additionally, IDA provides input into the elaboration of General Comments by the CRC Committee.

News!

  • In January 2013, the CRC Committee adopted its Rules of Procedure on the third Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child establishing a communications mechanism allowing for individuals or groups of individuals to raise violations of the CRC and its two substantive Optional Protocols, and also an inquiry procedure. The Rules of Procedure specifically set out that communications may be submitted by individuals “regardless of whether their legal capacity is recognized in the State party against which the communication is directed” (Rule 13), and guarantee that information exchanged or disseminated throughout the procedure will be provided in an appropriate and accessible format and, to the extent possible, adapted to the age and maturity of the author(s) (Rules 14, 15, 21, 27).

Here below you can find information about the recent session of the Committee on the Rights of the Child. For detailed information on past sessions of the Committee on the Rights of the Child, please click the link "View All Sessions" at the bottom of this page.

65th Session (January 2013)

Countries:
Congo; Germany; Holy See; Portugal; Russian Federation and Yemen

 

The Committee on the Rights of the Child met from 13 – 31 January 2014 for its 65th session.

 

More information on this session

 

The State review sessions were webcast live and have been archived for subsequent viewing at http://www.treatybodywebcast.org/category/webcast-archives/crc/ 

 

The day following the opening of the session, on 14 January 2014, Costa Rica became the tenth country to ratify the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on a Communications Procedure which means that it will enter into force on 14 April 2014.

 

Related documents:

Pre-Sessional Working Group:

More information on this pre-sessional working group

General Comment:

During the session, the Committee continued its work on a joint General Comment with the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women on harmful practices, and announced that during its 67th session, on 12 September 2014, the Committee will hold a Day of General Discussion on the theme of media, social networks and the rights of children.

 

Related documents:

 

Forthcoming session:
66th Session (26 May - 13 June 2014): India; Indonesia; Jordan; Kyrgyzstan and Saint Lucia