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UN child rights committee publishes findings on States reviewed during its latest session: Eritrea, Mexico, Ghana, Honduras, Ethiopia, Netherlands, Lao PDR and Israel

GENEVA (10 June 2015) – The UN Committee on the Rights of the Child has published its findings on the countries it examined during its latest session. 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). 

Eritrea (CRC), Mexico (CRC), Ghana (CRC), Honduras (CRC, OPAC, OPSC), Ethiopia (CRC), Netherlands (CRC, OPAC), Lao PDR (OPAC, OPSC) and Israel (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=829&Lang=en
The Committee on the Rights of the Child is composed of 18 international independent experts. 
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