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Optional Protocol to the CRC on a complaints procedure adopted by the UN, 21/12/11 [W/E/NI/S]

Today, in a landmark step for children’s rights, the UN General Assembly has adopted a new Optional Protocol to the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) establishing a complaints procedure for violations of children’s rights.

The new treaty will enable children, or their representatives, claiming that their rights have been violated to bring a complaint to an international committee of children’s rights experts if they have not been able to get remedies for these violations in their countries.

Further details are available on the website of the NGO Group for the Convention on the Rights of the Child.