Draft General Comment on the implementation of the rights of the child during adolescence
Call for comments

The Committee on the Rights of the Child is currently elaborating a General Comment on realising the rights of children during adolescence. The Committee made a call for submissions on the concept note early in 2015, which informed the first draft. Following an expert consultative meeting held in June 2015, a consultative process with adolescents between August and November 2015 (Results of the consultative process with adolescents here) an extensive review by the Committee a subsequent draft has been developed.

The Committee now invites all interested parties to comment on the current draft of its General Comment. After a thorough and due consideration of inputs provided, the Committee will decide on the contents of the final version.

All comments:

  • Should be submitted in one of the official languages of the Committee - English, French or Spanish;
  • Should be in one concise and focused document indicating precisely the paragraphs to which comments are being made and must not exceed 5 pages;
  • Should be submitted electronically in WORD format to the following email address:;
  • Will not be translated;
  • Will be posted on the CRC webpage devoted to this draft General Comment.


Comments must be submitted by 30th June 2016. No submissions received after this deadline will be considered or posted on the webpage.

The current version of the draft General Comment can be found here

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