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.

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