Annual day on the Rights of the Child 2022: reinforcing standards on child rights and family reunification

“The right to grow up in a family environment must be respected and fulfilled, (…) [and] children’s opinions and experiences should be taken into account”, highlighted Michelle Bachelet, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, during the opening of the 2022 Annual Day on the Rights of the Child with [...]

2022-03-24T18:58:46+01:0024 March , 2022|

Child Advisor Kathak calls for child participation in the implementation of “Our Common Agenda”

Today’s actions and inactions to protect the planet will affect children now and future generations. Therefore, children must be included and consulted in decision-making processes, told child advisor Kathak to UN Member States.  On 4 March 2022, the UN General Assembly held a panel discussion in the context of the [...]

2022-03-09T11:36:15+01:009 March , 2022|

Child participation in Iceland’s State Party report to the CRC Committee

The Committee on the Rights of the Child sets out in its Working Methods that State Parties have an obligation to ensure child participation in the preparation of State Party reports to the Committee. Whilst this remains rare, we present a promising practice from Iceland to help inspire and encourage [...]

2022-03-08T17:43:32+01:008 March , 2022|

Child Rights Connect and its members express concerns for the humanitarian situation affecting children in Ukraine

During the Urgent Debate on the situation of human rights in Ukraine held on March 3rd at the 49th Session of the Human Rights Council, Child Rights Connect and members called for a ceasefire and urged the international community to support all measures that protect children’s rights:  We stand in [...]

2022-03-09T15:22:03+01:004 March , 2022|

Children’s Global Consultation on Sustainable Development and Economic, Social and Cultural Rights: Support Children’s Engagement!

About the Global Consultation   The United Nations Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (CESCR) is developing a General Comment on Sustainable Development and Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (GC on SD). This is the first time that the CESCR will involve children [...]

2022-04-01T14:20:01+02:0018 February , 2022|

Joint Civil Society Submission on the Status of the Human Rights Treaty Body System

TB-Net (NGO Network on UN Treaty Bodies), Amnesty International and the International Service for Human Rights sent a joint submission on the UN human rights treaty body system for the UN Secretary-General’s report to the General Assembly. Our key claims are: 1. Importance of the Treaty Body System: The UN [...]

2022-02-08T17:05:12+01:008 February , 2022|

Discover the latest developments under the OPIC through our Annual OPIC Trends 2021

  What have been the main developments under the OPIC in 2021? On what issues concerned the decisions adopted by the Committee? What trends are we seeing? With the end of 2021, we have put together the Annual OPIC Trends 2021: a summary of the year’s main developments and trends under [...]

2022-01-13T17:06:48+01:0013 January , 2022|

Stepping up joint efforts to bring the Caribbean up to speed on the realisation of children’s rights

High-Level conference identifies key priorities to advance children’s rights in the Caribbean  Participants focused on the need of international and regional human rights mechanisms to foster child rights promotion     On December 7th 2021, Child Rights Connect co-organised a high-level conference on Advancing children's rights in the Caribbean by using the international and regional human rights systems to support national efforts (Read the summary of the [...]

2022-01-05T11:49:13+01:0016 December , 2021|
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