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MONITORING CHILD RIGHTS. MONITORING LEVELS. International CRC. Concluding Observations. Alternative Reports NGO’s and NGO’s Coalition. Alternative Reports International organizations, ombudsman, children. Reports. National STATE PARTIES. COMMITTEE ON THE RIGHTS OF THE CHILD.

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Monitoring child rights

MONITORING CHILD RIGHTS


Monitoring levels
MONITORING LEVELS

International

CRC

Concluding Observations

Alternative Reports NGO’s and

NGO’s Coalition

Alternative Reports

International organizations, ombudsman, children

Reports

National

STATE PARTIES


Committee on the rights of the child
COMMITTEE ON THE RIGHTSOF THE CHILD

  • Body of 18 independent experts appointed by the UN General Assembly – Monitors the Convention and two optional protocols)

  • The Committee will soon be able to consider individual complaints by children (Third optional protocol on a Communications Procedure)

  • All States parties are obliged to submit regular reports – Initial Report – in 2 years Regular Report – every 5 year

  • The Committee meets in Geneva and normally holds three sessions per (three-week plenary and a one-week pre-sessional working group)


  • Crc procedure
    CRC PROCEDURE

    Pre-sessional working group

    UN bodies, specialized agencies, NGO’s ombudsman, children

    State Party Report

    List of Issues

    To the Government through diplomatic channels

    Presentation of the Report

    Open and public meetings to the Committee

    Alternative Reports

    International organizations, ombudsman, children

    Concluding Observations

    Introduction, positive aspects, factors and difficulties impeding the implementation, principal subject for concern, suggestion and recommendation addressed for the State Party.


    Report content
    REPORT - CONTENT

    a) General measures of implementation (arts. 4, 42 and 44.6);

    (b) Definition of the child (art. 1);

    (c) General principles (arts. 2, 3, 6 and 12);

    (d) Civil rights and freedoms (arts. 7, 8, 13-17 and 37a);

    (e) Family environment and alternative care (arts. 5, 18.1, 18.2, 9, 10, 27.4, 20, 21, 11, 19, 39 and 25);

    (f) Basic health and welfare (arts. 6.2, 23, 24, 26, 18.3, 27.1, 27.2 and 27.3);

    (g) Education, leisure and cultural activities (arts. 28, 29 and 31);

    (h) Special protection measures:

    (i) Children in situations of emergency (arts. 22, 38 and 39);

    (ii) Children in conflict with the law (arts. 40, 37 and 39);

    (iii) Children in situations of exploitation, including physical and psychological recovery and social reintegration (arts. 32, 33, 34, 35, 36 and 39);

    (iv) Children belonging to a minority or an indigenous group (art. 30)


    Case study of serbia
    CASE STUDY OF SERBIA

    • May 2007 - Serbia submitted its Initial report, covering the period of 1992 – 2005

    • In late summer 2007 the Committee invites NGOs to submit an Alternative report – “Shadow report” - Deadline December 2007

    • December 2007 Shadow reports submitted (Coalition of 16 NGO’s + Children’s Report)

    • February 2008 – Pre-session in Geneva

    • February 2008 - Committee – List of Questions

    • April 2008 – State Answers

    • May 2008 – Hearings – State

    • Jun 2008 – Committee – Concluding Observations

    • Next Report 2012


    Usefull tools
    USEFULL TOOLS

    • Guidelines for CRC reporting 2006 (CRC Committee)

    • Guidelines for NGO-reporting (NGO group for the CRC)

    • Implementation Handbook (UNICEF)

    • Excisting Concluding Observations

    • Existing Indicators


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