Below you will find publications created by Child Rights Connect about the Committee on the Rights of the Child and NGO reporting.

Guides to Reporting

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 EnglishFrench and Spanish 
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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CRC Reporting with Children (2011)
My Pocket Guide to CRC Reporting (2011)
A child and youth-friendly tool that provides information about how children and youth can engage with the CRC Committee and be involved in on-going monitoring of the CRC and its Optional protocols in their respective countries.
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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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CRC Reporting  — 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.
Download the full Set of 10 case studies: English Español Français
Individual Case Studies -- click to expand for full list

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.

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Alternative Reports Database

Unfortunately, the database is not available at this time. Our partner, Child Rights Information Network (CRIN), who hosts the database is working to fix this issues as soon as possible. Thank you for your patience.
Since the Committee began examining reports, Child Rights Connect has worked to ensure that the Committee receives information from national and international NGOs in order to better monitor the progress and difficulties encountered in the implementation of the CRC and the Optional Protocols.
Child Rights Connect, in cooperation with the Child Rights Information Network (CRIN), has created a database of NGO reports that have been presented to the Committee. Only reports for which written permission has been obtained from the authors have been included. Copyright of the reports are retained by the authors.
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CRC Fact Sheets

Elections to the Committee on the Rights of the Child: Information for NGOs(2006)
This fact sheet provides information on the election of Committee members and explains how NGOs can participate in the nomination and election processes.
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 Days of General Discussion: Information for NGOs (2008
This fact sheet examines how NGOs can participate in days of general discussion. It also provides details on how themes are chosen, the outcome of the meeting and how the recommendations can be used by NGOs.
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General Comments: Information for NGOs (2008)
This factsheet offers information on the preparation of general comments, how NGOs can contribute to their selection and elaboration and how they can be used by NGOs.
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A Profile of National Child Rights Coalitions: Findings of Child Rights Connect for the CRC Survey of National Child Rights Coalitions(2004)
This working paper examines the findings of a survey of national child rights coalitions. The paper looks at issues of membership, areas of the CRC where coalitions are working, the methods and scope of their work, the level of activity and examines information on outreach and capacity.
 Networking for Children’s Rights: A Guide for NGOs (2001)
This guide is a practical tool for assisting NGOs to form and sustain child rights coalitions. It contains ideas on how to promote coalition building, methods of child rights advocacy and examples of how NGOs can use the monitoring mechanisms, particularly the reporting process of the Committee on the Rights of the Child.
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Child Rights Connect Country Session Summaries

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. These reports allow NGOs from the country concerned as well as the broader child rights community who are unable to travel to Geneva to receive unofficial summaries of the dialogue months before the official summary records become available. All reports are only currently available in English unless otherwise noted.
Since the 53rd session of the Committee on the Rights of the Child, Child Rights Connect has reported on the key developments in the Committee’s work and the main outcomes of the session which have been published in the ISHR Human Rights Monitor Quarterly .

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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