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Max Planck Encyclopedia of International Procedural Law [MPEiPro]

Committee on the Rights of the Child (CRC)

Ann Skelton

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2015. All Rights Reserved.date: 23 September 2020

Subject(s):
Children, rights — Admissibility — International organizations, procedure

Published under the direction of Hélène Ruiz Fabri, with the support of the Department of International Law and Dispute Resolution, under the auspices of the Max Planck Institute Luxembourg for Procedural Law.

1 The Committee on the Rights of the Child (‘CRoC’ or ‘Committee’) was established in terms of Article 43 Convention on the Rights of the Child (‘CRC’ or ‘Convention’) (1989) (Children, International Protection). The first Committee was elected in 1991, and held its first session in October of that year (Lundy and Hanson, 2017, 289). The CRC originally provided for a ten-member body, but on 21 December 1995 this was amended to increase the number to 18—which came into operation on 18 November 2002 when a two-thirds majority had accepted it. 2 Article 43 CRC sets...
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