January 16, 2012 - 10:00am

The Committee on the Rights of the Child met from 16 January to 3 February 2012 for its 59th session.

More information on this session.

Disability analysis of the Concluding Observations, IDA’s recommendations for Concluding Observations and IDA’s disability analysis of the State reports.

General Comments

During the session, the Committee looked at the following General Comments which is in the process of drafting: draft General Comment on the best interest of the child; draft General Comment on business and child’s rights ; draft General Comment on the right to play ; draft joint General Comment/Recommendation on harmful practices being elaborated together with the CEDAW Committee ; and draft General Comment on the right of the child to enjoy the highest attainable standard of health.  For the latter, the Committee launched a call for submissions at the end of last year to which IDA contributed.  Click the link to read IDA’s submission on the right of children and adolescents with disabilities to enjoy the highest attainable standard of health.

Day of General Discussion

At the opening of the session, it was announced that the CRC Committee will be holding a Day of General Discussion on 28 September 2012 during its 61st session on the theme of children in migration situations.  Further information on participating in the discussion and a formal call for written submissions will be posted in the months to come on the CRC Committee’s website.

Pre-Sessional Working Group

The CRC Committee held its 59th pre-sessional working group from 6 – 10 February 2012 in which it adopted the list of issues for Albania, Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Canada, Guinea Bissau, Liberia and Namibia. 

Disability analysis of the Committee´s List of Issues, IDA’s suggested questions for the List of Issues, and IDA’s disability analysis of those State reports. Together with the Austrian National Disability Council and the European Disability Forum, IDA made a joint submission with respect to Austria.  Additionally, together with the Canadian Association for Community Living and Inclusion International, IDA made a joint submission with respect to Canada.

 

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