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UN Committee on the Rights of the Child publishes its concluding observations on UAE, Bangladesh, Kazakhstan, Poland, Brazil, Chile, Timor Leste, Madagascar, and Cuba

GENEVA (8 October 2015) – The UN Committee on the Rights of the Child has published its concluding observations on the States it examined during its 70th session from 14 September to 2 October 2015. The States listed below were reviewed under either one or a combination of the following: the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), the Optional Protocol on the sale of children, child prostitution and child pornography (OPSC) and the Optional Protocol on the involvement of children in armed conflict (OPAC). 

UAE (CRC), Bangladesh (CRC), Kazakhstan (CRC), Poland (CRC), Brazil (CRC, OPAC), Chile (CRC, OPAC, OPSC), Timor Leste (CRC), Madagascar (OPAC, OPSC), and Cuba (OPAC, OPSC)

The findings, officially termed concluding observations, contain positive aspects of the respective State’s implementation of the Convention and the Optional Protocols, and also main matters of concern and recommendations.
The concluding observations can be found here: http://tbinternet.ohchr.org/_layouts/treatybodyexternal/SessionDetails1.aspx?SessionID=828&Lang=en
The Committee on the Rights of the Child is composed of 18 international independent experts. 

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