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Part III Organs Monitoring Treaty Compliance, 14 The Committee on the Rights of the Child

Christine Evans

From: The United Nations and Human Rights: A Critical Appraisal (2nd Edition)

Edited By: Frédéric Mégret, Philip Alston

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved.date: 05 May 2021

Subject(s):
Human rights

This chapter looks at the Committee on the Rights of the Child, which was created ‘for the purpose of examining the progress made by States parties in achieving the realization of the obligations undertaken in the present Convention’, the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC). Among one of the principal tasks of the Committee is the review of State party reports. The Committee is unique among treaty bodies in that it currently reviews State party reports under three substantive treaties. Article 45 explicitly recognises the role of UNICEF and other competent bodies in the implementation of the Convention and it has resulted in a vibrant rights-based constituency for child rights across the globe. The chapter then evaluates the working methods of the Committee and analyses how these have developed.

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