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Children’s rights in 12 countries: UN Committee publishes review findings

GENEVA (4 February 2015) – The UN Committee on the Rights of the Child has published its concluding observations on the States it examined during its 68th session from 12-30 January: Cambodia, Dominican Republic, Turkmenistan, Sweden, Mauritius, Gambia, Tanzania, Jamaica, Uruguay, Colombia, Iraq and Switzerland

The concluding observations can be found here: http://tbinternet.ohchr.org/_layouts/treatybodyexternal/SessionDetails1.aspx?SessionID=825&Lang=en

These findings contain positive aspects of a respective State’ implementation of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), highlight main areas of concern and detail the Committee’s recommendations for action. Some of the above States were also reviewed on their record in preventing the sale of children, child prostitution and child pornography, and also on the involvement of children in armed conflict.

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For more information and media requests, please contact Liz Throssell (+41 (0) 22 917 9466/ ethrossell@ohchr.org

To arrange an interview with a Committee member, please contact Allegra Franchetti (+41 22 917 9340 / afranchetti@ohchr.org)

To learn more about the Committee on the Rights of the Child, visit: http://www.ohchr.org/EN/HRBodies/CRC/Pages/CRCIndex.aspx

Convention on the Rights of the Child
http://www.ohchr.org/EN/ProfessionalInterest/Pages/CRC.aspx

Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the sale of children, child prostitution and child pornography: http://www.ohchr.org/EN/ProfessionalInterest/Pages/OPSCCRC.aspx

Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the involvement of children in armed conflict: http://www.ohchr.org/EN/ProfessionalInterest/Pages/OPACCRC.aspx

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