#GA2022: Child Rights Connect reaches 100 organisations in the network and speaks with a stronger voice for child rights mainstreaming 

Members and observers of the Child Rights Connect network convened on 2 and 3 June 2022 for the annual General Assembly, an encounter dedicated to discussing and approving key documents, electing members of the Executive Committee as well as admitting members and observers of the network, and foster and strengthen [...]

2022-06-13T11:21:44+02:0010 June , 2022|

Civil society’s key claims at the 34th Annual Meeting of Chairpersons of Human Rights Treaty Bodies

TB-Net and the International Service for Human Rights (ISHR) made a submission for the 34th Annual Meeting of Chairpersons of Human Rights Treaty Bodies, taking place from 30th May until 3rd June 2022 in New York. Read it here and find below the key points that the civil society wishes [...]

2022-05-31T14:52:42+02:0031 May , 2022|

Child Rights Connect In Action: Responding to the unprecedent mobilization of children for climate justice

Children’s calls for climate justice have been heard, but largely ignored  The world is experiencing an unprecedented mobilization of children acting to demand urgent action to address the ever-escalating climate crisis, which severely affects the lives of children and their future, amongst others. In the wake of the Fridays for [...]

2022-11-22T09:20:27+01:0016 May , 2022|

Child Rights Connect and its members engage in the Council’s Special Session on Ukraine

The Human Rights Council decided to organize this week a Special Session to focus on the deteriorating human rights situation in Ukraine stemming from the Russian aggression. Child Rights Connect and its members made a joint statement calling for the cease of hostilities, as well as for all domestic and [...]

2022-05-24T16:42:44+02:0012 May , 2022|

Child Rights Connect In Action: Building political consensus and empowering civil society towards OPIC ratification

The OPIC, a unique instrument that has yet to be ratified by many States   Seven years have passed since the entry into force of the Optional Protocol on an Individual Communications procedure (OPIC), an international human rights treaty that allows the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child (CRC [...]

2022-11-22T09:22:58+01:009 May , 2022|

Trends on child rights at the Human Rights Council 49 session: updates on child participation and CHRDs; new resolution on family reunification; and a major win for child rights mainstreaming

New space is gained at the Council regarding the participation of children, whilst trends against child participation and child human rights defenders continue. The resolution on the rights of the child and family reunification maintains international standards. The UN Human Rights Office gets a new mandate on child rights mainstreaming. [...]

2022-05-09T14:24:22+02:009 May , 2022|

📢 For the first time, the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights meets with children from all over the world!

On the 5th and 6th of April, children from all around the globe participated in Child Consultations held by the UN CESCR on its next General Comment on sustainable development and economic, social, and cultural human rights.  The United Nations Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (UN CESCR) is [...]

2022-05-05T17:05:15+02:005 May , 2022|

Child Rights Connect In Action: Children influence global discussions on the Sustainable Development Goals

Children have been historically excluded from discussions at the Human Rights Council  The 2017 Human Rights Council (HRC) resolution on the protection of child rights in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development recognizes the importance of children’s rights as an integral part of sustainable development strategies and [...]

2022-11-22T09:25:04+01:002 May , 2022|

Child Rights Connect In Action: Empowering defenders to use the OPIC to ensure redress for child victims

Why the OPIC is key to providing redress to children when national mechanisms fail to do so  Child human rights violations are on the rise, particularly given the context of the COVID-19 pandemic and escalating environmental crisis. According to UNICEF, 66% of countries reported a disruption in violence against children-related [...]

2022-11-22T09:27:11+01:0025 April , 2022|
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