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UN Child Rights Committee issues findings on Argentina, Angola, Algeria, Montenegro, Russian Federation, Lesotho, and Norway

UN Child Rights Committee issues findings on Argentina, Angola, Algeria, Montenegro, Russian Federation, Lesotho, and Norway

GENEVA (June 6, 2018) — The UN Committee on the Rights of the Child has published its findings on the countries it examined during its latest session from May 14 to June 1: Argentina, Angola, Algeria, Montenegro, Russian Federation, Lesotho, and Norway.

The findings contain positive aspects of how the respective States are implementing the Convention on the Rights of the Child, highlight matters of concern and make recommendations.

The findings, officially known as concluding observations, may be found here: http://tbinternet.ohchr.org/_layouts/treatybodyexternal/SessionDetails1.aspx?SessionID=1163&Lang=en

The next session of the Committee on the Rights of the Child will be from September 17 to October 5 to review the following countries: Benin, El Salvador, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Mauritania, Niger and Saudi Arabia. More information may be found here: http://tbinternet.ohchr.org/_layouts/treatybodyexternal/SessionDetails1.aspx?SessionID=1222&Lang=en

ENDS

For more information and media requests please contact Julia Gronnevet at +41 (0) 22 917 9310 jgronnevet@ohchr.org

Background

Members of the CRC are independent human rights experts drawn from around the world, who serve in their personal capacity and not as representatives of States parties. The Committee’s concluding observations are an independent assessment of States’ compliance with their human rights obligations under the treaty.

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

Convention on the Rights of the Child (ratified to date by 196 States):
http://www.ohchr.org/EN/ProfessionalInterest/Pages/CRC.aspx

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