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COMMITTEE ON THE RIGHTS OF THE CHILD

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Access to justice for children

Access to justice for children

“Access to justice is not only a fundamental right in itself, it is also a prerequisite for the protection and promotion of all other human rights,” said the UN Human Rights Deputy, Flavia Pansieri.
Fighting FGM: Girls’ right to education versus traditional practices

Fighting FGM: Girls’ right to education versus traditional practices

One county in Liberia has succeeded in stopping Female Genital Mutilation practices by ensuring girls are not being pulled out of formal studies during the school year to attend ”bush schools".
Ending corporal punishment of children

Ending corporal punishment of children

Child rights experts review global progress and challenges in achieving global prohibition of corporal punishment of children.
Not a single girl should be forced to marry - UN experts

Not a single girl should be forced to marry - UN experts

The first International Day of the Girl Child denounces a slavery-like reality for victims of forced marriages worldwide.
Children and the justice system

Children and the justice system

Addressing the Human Rights Council, UN Human Rights Chief Navi Pillay says imprisonment of children should be considered only as a last resort.
For children on the streets there are no soft pillows

For children on the streets there are no soft pillows

The UN Human Rights office convenes experts from many countries in the search for the most effective ways to help children living on the streets whose voices are seldom heard and whose rights are regularly abused with impunity.
Seeking justice for children during and after armed conflict

Seeking justice for children during and after armed conflict

A UN publication examines how children can seek justice for violations suffered during armed conflict and explores the responsibility of children who have committed criminal acts while associated with an armed group.
A torture victim’s fight for justice

A torture victim’s fight for justice

Farrukh Gapirov says the police in Kyrgyzstan tortured him. The UN Human Rights office in the country and a local NGO are assisting him in his quest for justice.
Drive to protect children reaches milestone

Drive to protect children reaches milestone

Campaign to strengthen legal protection of children from sale, sexual exploitation and recruitment into armed conflict making progress after one year.
Supporting the rights of children living in the street

Supporting the rights of children living in the street

Street children join the Human Rights Council to discuss the rights of children.
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