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First regional OPIC workshop empowering civil society and human rights defenders in promoting and protecting child rights in Latin America

First part of online Regional Workshop on Strategic Litigation for the Protection of the Rights of the Child in Latin America took place from November 30th to December 1st, 2020. It counted with more than 70 participants, from 17 countries.  Last week, Child Rights Connect and Save the Children-Latin America and the Caribbean, in partnership with the Office of the [...]

2020-12-07T17:03:12+01:007 December , 2020|

 Child human right defenders have their say on the CRC’s draft General Comment on “Children’s rights in relation to the digital environment”

This week Child Rights Connect, members and partners made a joint focused submission to the draft General Comment of the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child (CRC) “Children’s rights in relation to the digital environment” focusing on how Child Human Rights Defenders (CHRDs) use and engage with the [...]

2020-11-20T15:58:10+01:0020 November , 2020|

It is time to ensure child rights and improve advocacy for OPIC ratification

New tools to fostering the ratification of the OPIC   “While the CRC and its first two Optional Protocols have attracted high ratification rates, states appear to be more reticent about signing up to OPIC (…) Ratification [of the OPIC] opens the door to the access to justice for children (…)”   These are the words of CRC [...]

2021-01-21T16:49:08+01:0029 October , 2020|

Joint call to include children in the list of the young climate leader advisors to the Secretary General of the United Nations

Last Friday, Child Rights Connect together with Save the Children International, Plan International, and World Vision, sent a joint letter calling on the Secretary-General of the United Nations to include children in the list of young climate leaders who will advise him regularly on accelerating global action and ambition to [...]

2020-08-10T09:51:48+02:0010 August , 2020|

Adopted General Comment No. 37 of the Human Rights Committee on Article 21 (Right to Peaceful Assembly) incorporates some of Child Rights Connect’ key asks.

On Wednesday 29th July, the Human Rights Committee published their new General Comment No. 37 on Article 21: Right to Peaceful Assembly considering some key asks by Child Rights Connect. Empowering and ensuring children can effectively engage in peaceful assemblies We welcome the inclusion in paragraph 25 of the General [...]

2020-07-29T10:13:18+02:0029 July , 2020|

New Child Online Protection Guidelines empowering children to exercise their rights online!

Yesterday the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) agency of the United Nations launched its revised Child Online Protection (COP) Guidelines targeting children, parents & educators, the industry, and policymakers. Together with ECPAT International and Western Sydney University, Child Rights Connect led the review the COP Guidelines targeting children. Since last year, [...]

2020-07-03T17:06:23+02:0025 June , 2020|

Children from around the world have their say on the right to peaceful assembly

In November 2019, the UN Human Rights Committee invited comments on the Revised Draft General Comment No. 37 on Article 21 (Right of Peaceful Assembly) of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. For Child Rights Connect, what mattered most was that children could provide their comments too! With [...]

2020-02-24T11:24:14+01:0024 February , 2020|

Unique platform on the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on a Communications Procedure (OPIC)

In line with the celebrations of the 30th anniversary of the UNCRC and the 5th anniversary since the entry into force of the OPIC, we are very happy to share with you our just created minisite gathering all the relevant information on the Optional Protocol. The aim of the minisite [...]

2019-09-16T12:56:42+02:0016 September , 2019|

Towards a better implementation of the UNCRC through its Third Optional Protocol on a Communications Procedure

Access to justice is essential for children to be able to exercise and claim their human rights. Without accountability any of the rights provided by the CRC would lose meaning. The entry into force of the Third Optional Protocol on a Communications Procedure (OPIC) in 2014 was groundbreaking as it [...]

2019-08-16T18:22:52+02:0016 August , 2019|
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