Publications & resources

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 Convention on the Rights of the Child & Committee (CRC)

Guides to the CRC reporting process: We have developed pratical information for NGOs wishing to report to the UN Committee on the Rights of the child about the children’s rights situations in their countries, including information specifically targetted to the Optional Protocols to the CRC and for those working directly with children on reports.
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Guide for NGOs Reporting to the Committee (2014) — This guide provides up-to-date information on the procedures for the examination of reports submitted under the CRC and its Optional Protocols. It also details how NGOs can effectively interact with the Committee by submitting information and participating in the pre-sessional working group meeting.
2014 version of the Guide in EnglishEspañol,  Français 
ру́сский язы́к (2006 guide in Russian)
Reporting on OPSC and OPAC (2011) — The guide reflects latest official guidelines on OP reporting, including on integrated periodic reporting on both the CRC and the Optional Protocol on the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the Sale of Children, Child Prostitution and Child Pornography (OPSC) and the Optional Protocol on the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the Involvement of Children in Armed Conflict (OPAC). It provides substantive analyses of the provisions under the two treaties, as well as information and advice to NGOs on how to participate effectively in this process.
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Together with Children (2011) 
A companion guide to publication above, this booklet is a useful tool for NGOs accompanying children during the CRC reporting process and beyond, for on-going child and youth participation in the monitoring and implementation of the CRC and its Optional Protocols at the national level.
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My Pocket Guide to CRC reporting (2011)

An introduction for children and teens about the CRC, the Committee on the Rights of the Child and its reporting process.
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CRC Follow-Up Case Studies (2013):

Child Rights Connect gathered information from 10 NGOs and NHRIs working at national and international levels to produce case studies about their experiences following up on the CRC reporting process. Each study provides a brief explanation about the activities untaken and the results.
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Set of 10 case studies: English Español Français
Individual Case Study topics

  • Case Study 1: Cambodia – Consultative Workshop and Action Plan
  • Case Study 2: England – Annual Review
  • Case Study 3: Azerbaijan – Follow-up activities on the Concluding Observations
  • Case Study 4: Democratic Republic of Congo – Workshop on the Implementation of the OPAC Concluding Observations
  • Case Study 5: International NGO – Follow-up on a Thematic Issue
  • Case Study 6: Italy – Annual Report
  • Case Study 7: Peru – Monitoring Report
  • Case Study 8: Philippines – Monitoring Indicators
  • Case Study 9: Senegal – Follow-up on Specific Recommendations
  • Case Study 10: Sri Lanka – Child Centric Budget Analysis

Concluding Observations Working Paper (2005)
This working paper examines how national coalitions have used the concluding observations of the Committee to monitor the implementation of the CRC at national level. Nine case studies are presented and lessons learned are analysed.

CRC Fact Sheets: Short publications with information for NGOs about the UN Comittee on the Rights of the Child, its elections, Days of General Discussion, General Comments and Simplified Reporting Procedure (SRP)
Click for factsheets on Committee Elections, General Comments and Day of General Discussion

Elections to the Committee on the Rights of the Child: Information for NGOs English Español Français
Days of General Discussion: Information for NGOs (2018) English Español Français Portugese
General Comments: Information for NGOs (2008) English Español Français
Simplified Reporting Procedure: The UNCRC Simplified Reporting Procedure (SRP) FAQ (2017) English


A Profile of National Child Rights Coalitions: Findings of Child Rights Connect for the CRC Survey of National Child Rights Coalitions(2004)
Networking for Children’s Rights: A Guide for NGOs (2001)


Country Session Studies:

At each session of the Committee, Child Rights Connect monitors the examination of reports by the Committee in presence of the governments in order to produce country reports on the discussions.
List of States reviewed (Reviewed Reports, Concluding Observations, Child Rights Connect Session Reports)

Session 74:

At its 74th session (16 January – 3 February 2017) the Committee reviewed the reports and issued Concluding Observations for eight States:

Session 75:

At its 75th session (15 May – 2 June 2017) the Committee reviewed the reports and issued Concluding Observations for eight States:

Session 76:

At its 76th session (11 September – 29 September) the Committee reviewed the reports and issued Concluding Observations for eight States:

Click for a list of old session reports

Session 69:

CRC/Integrated: Eritrea, Ethiopia, Ghana, Honduras, Mexico, Netherlands
OPAC: Honduras, Laos, Netherlands
OPSC: Honduras, Israel, Laos

Session 68:

CRC/Integrated: ColombiaDominican RepublicIraqJamaicaMauritius –  SwedenSwitzerlandTanzania – The GambiaTurkmenistanUruguay
OPAC: CambodiaIraqTurkmenistanUruguay
OPSC: CambodiaIraqSwitzerlandTurkmenistanUruguay

Session 67:

CRC/Integrated: Croatia – Fiji – Hungary – Morocco – Venezuela
OPAC: Hungary – Morocco – Singapore – Venezuela
OPSC: Hungary – Venezuela

Session 66:

CRC/Integrated: Jordan – Kyrgyzstan – India – Indonesia – St. Lucia
OPAC: Jordan – India
OPSC: Jordan – UK India

Session 65:

CRC/Integrated: Congo – Germany – Holy See – Portugal – Russian Federation – Yemen
OPAC: Holy See – Portugal – Russian Federation – Yemen
OPSC: Holy See – Portugal

Session 64:

CRC/Integrated: China – Kuwait – Lithuania – Luxembourg – Monaco – Sao Tomé – Tuvalu
OPAC: China – Paraguay
OPSC: Paraguay – Republic of Moldova

Session 63:

CRC/Integrated: ArmeniaGuinea BissauIsraelRwandaSloveniaUzbekistan
OPAC: ArmeniaRwandaUzbekistan
OPSC: ArmeniaRwandaUzbekistan
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Session 62:

CRC/Integrated: GuineaGuyanaMaltaNiue
OPAC: Burkina FasoSlovakiaUnited States
OPSC: Burkina FasoPhilippinesSlovakiaUnited States
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Session 61:

CRC/Integrated: AlbaniaAndorraAustriaBosnia and HerzegovinaCanadaLiberiaNamibia
OPAC: Albania
OPSC: AlbaniaCanada
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Session 60:

CRC/Integrated: AlgeriaAustralia CyprusGreeceTurkeyVietnam
OPAC: Australia Greece
OPSC: AustraliaGreeceNepal
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Session 59:

ISHR Human Rights Monitor Quarterly Article
CRC/Integrated: AzerbaijanCook IslandsMadagascarMyanmarThailandTogo
OPAC: Azerbaijan Democratic Republic of Congo Thailand
OPSC: AzerbaijanThailandTogo
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Session 58:

ISHR Human Rights Monitor Quarterly Article
CRC/Integrated:IcelandItalyPanamaRepublic of KoreaSeychellesSyrian Arab Republic
OPSC: Sweden
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Session 57:

ISHR Human Rights Monitor Quarterly Article
CRC/Integrated:BahrainCambodiaCosta RicaCubaCzech RepublicEgyptFinland
OPSC: Egypt
OPAC: Egypt
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Session 56

ISHR Human Rights Monitor Quarterly Article
CRC/Integrated:AfghanistanBelarusDenmarkLao PDRNew ZealandSingaporeUkraine
OPSC: BelarusMexico
OPAC: BelarusMexicoUkraine
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Session 55:

ISHR Human Rights Monitor Quarterly Article
CRC/Integrated:AngolaBurundiGuatemala MontenegroNicaraguaSpainSri LankaSudan
OPSC: Bosnia and HerzegovinaMontenegroNicaraguaSierra Leone
OPAC: Bosnia and HerzegovinaMontenegroNicaraguaSierra LeoneSri LankaSudan
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Session 54:

CRC/Integrated: ArgentinaBelgiumFYR MacedoniaGrenadaJapanNigeriaTunisia
OPSC: ArgentinaBelgiumColombiaJapanFYR of MacedoniaSerbia
OPAC: ArgentinaColombiaJapanFYR of MacedoniaSerbia
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Session 53:

CRC/Integrated: Burkina FasoCameroonEcuador El SalvadorMongoliaNorwayParaguayTajikistan
OPSC: EcuadorEl SalvadorEstoniaMongolia
OPAC: EcuadorIsrael LiechtensteinMongolia
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Session 52: Overall Report

CRC/Integrated: BoliviaMozambiquePakistanPhilippinesQatar
OPSC: PolandYemen
OPAC: Poland Turkey
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Session 51: Overall Report

CRC/Integrated: BangladeshFrance MauritaniaNigerRomania –  Sweden
OPSC: OmanSlovenia
OPAC: Oman Slovenia
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Session 50: Overall Report

CRC/Integrated: ChadDPR KoreaDR Congo- MalawiMoldovaNetherlands
OPAC: MaldivesMoldovaTunisia
OPSC: MaldivesNetherlands
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Session 49: Overall Report

CRC/Integrated: BhutanDjibouti United Kingdom
OPSC: Austria LithuaniaTanzaniaUganda
OPAC: TanzaniaUganda United Kingdom
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Session 48: Overall Report

CRC/Integrated: Bulgaria EritreaGeorgiaSerbiaSierra Leone
OPSC:Republic of KoreaUnited States
OPAC: PhilippinesRepublic of Korea United States
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Session 47:

CRC/Integrated:: Dominican RepublicTimor-Leste
OPSC: Chile KuwaitTimor-Leste
OPAC: Chile GermanyKuwait Timor-Leste
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Session 46:

CRC: Venezuela
OPSC: BulgariaFrance Spain Syrian Arab Republic
OPAC: Bulgaria Croatia FranceLithuania QatarSpainSyrian Arab Republic
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Session 45:

CRC/Integrated:: KazakhstanMaldivesSlovak RepublicUruguay
OPSC: BangladeshGuatemalaSudan – Ukraine
OPAC: Guatemala – Monaco – Norway – Sweden
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Session 44:

CRC/Integrated: Chile HondurasKenyaMalaysia Mali– Marshall Islands* – Suriname
OPSC: Costa RicaKyrgyzstan
OPAC: Costa RicaKyrgyzstan
*The report of the Marshall Islands was examined in a private technical review in the absence of a government delegation.
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Session 43:

CRC/Integrated: BeninDR Congo EthiopiaIreland JordanKiribatiOman Samoa SenegalSwaziland
OPSC: DenmarkSyriaVietnam
OPAC: Kazakhstan – Malta* – Vietnam
*The report of the Malta was examined in a private technical review thus there is no dialogue available.
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Session 42:

CRC/Integrated: ColombiaLatviaLebanonMexicoTanzania TurkmenistanUzbekistan
OPSC: IcelandItalyQatarTurkey
OPAC: El SalvadorIcelandItaly
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Session 41:

CRC/Integrated: AzerbaijanGhanaHungaryLithuaniaLiechtensteinMauritius – Peru [English] [Español] – Saudi ArabiaThailandTrinidad and Tobago
OPSC: AndorraKazakhstanMorocco
OPAC: AndorraBangladeshSwitzerland
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Session 40:

CRC/Integrated: Australia – Algérie [Français] – People’s Republic of China (including Hong Kong and Macao) – DenmarkFinlandRussia Uganda
OPSC: People’s Republic of China
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Session 39:

CRC: Bosnia and HerzegovinaCosta RicaEcuadorMongoliaNepalNicaraguaNorwayPhilippinesSaint LuciaYemen

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OP3 CRC – Third optional protocol to the CRC

Introductory and background information about the 3rd Optional Protocol to the CRC: Child Rights Connect has gathered information about the third OP, including resources for NGOs wishing to join the ratification campaign.
Background information
Click for a list of background information about the OP3 CRC

Text of the Optional Protocol
English – EspañolFrançaisالعربية中文ру́сский язы́к
Leaflet answering key questions on OP3
EnglishEspañolFrançaisالعربية –  ру́сский язы́к
Child-friendly versions of the leaflet answering key questions on OP3
Rules of Procedure of OP3 CRC

Advocacy material
Click for a list of advocacy materials

Advocacy Toolkit (May 2012)
English – Español – Français
Template letters to send to your government (October 2012)

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Universal Periodic Review (UPR)

Fact sheets for NGOs: With our partner organisation, UPR Info, we have developed 4 fact sheets for NGOs on the Universal Periodic Review.  The fach sheets include a basic overview of this mechanism as well as information about how NGOs can use it for their advocacy work at national and international levels.
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This provides information for NGOs on how the UPR mechanism functions; how it differs from the CRC reporting mechanism; and how NGOs can be involved to influence the process and bring key child rights issues to the forefront.
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This fact sheet provides information for NGOs about how to prepare and submit a written report for consideration in relation to the UPR of a given State. The fact sheet details how best to capture child rights issues and present them in a way that communicates key messages effectively to States.
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This fact sheet provides information for NGOS about how to advocate in the UPR. It details the importance of NGO advocacy in the UPR and the key characteristics of an effective advocacy strategy.
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UPR advocacy strategy table and advocacy paper template
EPU strategie de plaidoyer et modele de document de plaidoyer
EPU estrategia de incidencia et documento modelo de abogacia e incidencia


This fact sheet provides information for NGOS about how to activities that they can take after their State is reviewed under the UPR to encourage the government to implement the recommendations that they accept.
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Publications for Children and Youth

My Pocket Guide to CRC reporting

An introduction for children and teens about the CRC, the Committee on the Rights of the Child and its reporting process.
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Speak up for your Rights (OP3)

A short guide for children, teens and child-led organisations about a new United Nations treaty that lets you speak up about child rights violations.
English, Español, Français, العربيةру́сский язы́к

United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (External Links)

Child Friendly guide about the Convention and the Committee
Child Friendly guides that explain the rights of the child as declared by the UN
English Español Françaisру́сский язы́кDeutsch
Road Map to End Violence against Children on the Optional Protocol

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Child Rights Connect Evaluation Report

Click here for a SIDA funded evaluation report on the work of Child Rights Connect

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Network Concept

Click to read Child Rights Connect’s Network Concept:

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