General Comments

The Committee produces General Comments to explain the rights contained in the CRC and its Optional Protocols and provide guidance with respect to particular issues. General Comments are key standards that help States improve both the way they write their reports and the way they implement the treaties.

Child Rights Connect raises awareness and promotes the use of General Comments, monitors the development of new General Comments and coordinates substantive inputs from our members to ensure progress of the standards. We also advocate for meaningful inclusion of children’s views in all General Comments and provide advice to the Committee and other stakeholders on how to do this meaningfully. 

The Committee works on the development of a new General Comment or the updating of an old one once at a time. The Committee is currently revising its General Comment N. 10 on juvenile justice and will start developing a new one on digital media and children’s rights once the updating of N. 10 will be completed.

The CRC Committee is thanking children for their contributions to the GC on digital environment!

On behalf of the CRC Committee, the members Amal Aldoseri, Olga Khazova and Philip Jaffé have recorded a video message addressed to the children who have participated in consultations for the GC on digital environment.

About 650 contributions from children from 26 countries – 6 continents have been received, representing the largest contributions received by the Committee!

This is a very good practice of the Committee providing feedback to children and their supporting organisations on how their views and inputs are valued and used!

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It is unique in its global outreach and its diversity, constituting a strong and credible global voice on children’s rights.

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