Speak up for your rights

Speak up for your rights2013-10-17T14:51:34+00:00

Speak up for Your Rights with OP3 CRC


Learn more about OP3 CRC and what you can do to encourage your country to ratify in this leaflet:
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The new Optional Protocol to the CRC – the Optional Protocol on a Communication
Procedure or OP3 CRC – allows children to submit  a complaint to the
United Nations when their rights are not fully protected in these countries.

These complaints are officially called “communications.”

If a child or his/her representative asks for help by giving communication
to the Committee on the Rights of the Child, the Committee will look over
the information to see if a there was a violation of the child’s rights.

If the Committee finds that there was a violation of children’s rights,
it will make concrete recommendations and give advice to the government
in the country where the violation happened.

 OP3 CRC will become active in April 2014, applying to all countries that
have ratified it and in any country that ratifies it in the future.


Has Your Country Ratified OP3 CRC?

Your country has officially accepted OP3 CRC!
Gabon, Thailand, Germany, Bolivia, Albania, Spain, Portugal, Montenegro, Slovakia, Costa Rica, Belgium, Ireland, Monaco, Andorra, Argentina, El Savador and Uruguay.


Your country has said that they plan to ratify!
Albania, Andorra, Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Benin, Brazil, Cape Verde, Chile, Costa Rica, Côte d’Ivoire, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Finland, France, Germany, Ghana, Guinea-Bissau, Ireland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Mauritius, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Paraguay, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Thailand, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Turkey, Ukraine and Uruguay.