Publications

Publications2021-01-12T05:34:18+01:00

Publications

Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC)

Read the full text of the Convention on the Rights of the Child: English, Français, Español, العربية, русский, 中文

Read the child-friendly version of the Convention on the Rights of the Child: English, French, Spanish, العربية, русский, 中文, All versions.

Guides to the CRC Reporting Process2021-03-31T19:16:39+02:00

We have developed practical 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 targeted to the Optional Protocols to the CRC and for those working directly with children on reports.

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 civil society organisations can effectively interact with the Committee by submitting information and participating in the pre-sessional working group meeting.

Published in 2014, the guide does not integrate the new procedures and working methods adopted since then. Please refer to our CRC reporting mini-site for updated guidance.

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.

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.

An introduction for children about the CRC, the Committee on the Rights of the Child and its reporting process.

Handbook for Adults Participating in the Pre-Session of the Committee on the Rights of the Child:

Handbook for Children Participating in the Pre-Session of the Committee on the Rights of the Child:

Handbook for Adults Monitoring and Engaging in a Session of the Committee on the Rights of the Child:

Handbook for Children Monitoring and Engaging in a Session of the Committee on the Rights of the Child:

Soon available!

CRC Fact Sheets2021-04-01T17:34:02+02:00
CRC Case Studies2021-03-30T12:59:00+02:00

Children’s Engagement in the CRC Reporting Cycle

CRC follow-up case studies

Child Rights Connect gathered information from 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 undertaken and the results.

Set of 10 case studies:

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

Set of 7 case studies:

Individual Case Study topics

  • Case Study 1: Albania – Promoting Child Participation
  • Case Study 2: Australia – Establishment of a National Children’s Commissioner
  • Case Study 3: Namibia – Focused Advocacy: Extension of Maternity Leave
  • Case Study 4: Nepal – Thematic Study on Child Participation
  • Case Study 5: Sierra Leone – Campaign to Develop and Adopt Legislation on Child Sexual Exploitation
  • Case Study 6: Sudan – Harmonizing National Legislation
  • Case Study 7: Swaziland – Developed and Enacted a Children’s Act

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 Sessions Info Packs2021-01-05T13:25:35+01:00

Child Rights Connect monitors the examination of all countries during the sessions and produces its own summary country reports, highlighting reporting status, main issues discussed and main recommendations included in the Concluding Observations.

Optional Protocol on a Communications Procedure (OPIC)

Find further introductory and background information on our dedicated OPIC minisite, a platform gathering unique resources for anyone working on the OPIC (States, NHRIs, parliamentarians, academics, civil society including children).

Universal Periodic Review (UPR)

With our partner organisation UPR Info, we have developed 4 fact sheets for NGOs on the Universal Periodic Review.  The fact 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. We also developed a guide for children on the Universal Periodic Review and how they can meaningfully engage and participate in this process.

Fact Sheet 1: The Universal Periodic Review (2020)2021-03-30T12:04:43+02:00

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.

Fact Sheet 2: NGO Written Submission for the UPR (2020)2021-03-30T12:17:45+02:00

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.

Fact Sheet 3: NGO Advocacy in the UPR (2020)2021-03-31T10:09:59+02:00

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.

Fact Sheet 4: Follow-Up to the UPR (2020)2021-03-30T12:12:15+02:00

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.

The UPR & Me: My Guide to Participating in the UPR (2020)2020-12-17T06:53:41+01:00

A Guide for children on the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) and how they can meaningfully engage and participate in this process.

Publications for Children and Youth

A Guide for Adapting the Child-Friendly Example of the Convention on the Rights of the Child with and for Children in your Context was developed by Queens University Belfast Centre for Children’s Rights to equip adults to empower children to adapt the official text in their context and also serves as an excellent tool when translating any text into a child-friendly format.
Child-friendly Convention on the Rights of the Child by Unicef-Child Rights Connect (2019)2021-03-30T11:46:34+02:00
My Pocket Guide to CRC Reporting (2020)2021-03-30T11:46:41+02:00

An introduction for children about the CRC, the Committee on the Rights of the Child and its reporting process.

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Set of Case Studies from My Pocket Guide to CRC Reporting (First Edition 2011)2020-08-04T11:53:46+02:00

A collection of Case Studies from the First Edition of My Pocket Guide in:

English, Français, Español

The UPR & Me: My Guide to Participating in the UPR (2020)2020-12-17T06:53:41+01:00

A Guide for children on the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) and how they can meaningfully engage and participate in this process.

Child-friendly 2018 DGD Recommendations on Children Human Rights Defenders2021-01-05T15:12:39+01:00
2018 DGD: The views, perspectives and recommendations of children across the World2020-06-23T15:23:31+02:00
Speak up for your Rights (OPIC)2019-02-12T12:29:06+01:00

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.
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Child Human Rights Defenders

The Rights of Child Human Rights Defenders: Implementation Guide (2020)2020-12-08T21:19:33+01:00
Child-friendly 2018 DGD Recommendations on Children Human Rights Defenders2021-01-05T15:12:39+01:00
Protecting and Empowering Children as Human Rights Defenders – DGD Outcome Report2020-01-31T12:31:56+01:00
2018 DGD: The views, perspectives and recommendations of children across the World2020-06-23T15:23:31+02:00
Protecting and Empowering Children as Human Rights Defenders – DGD background paper (2018)2021-03-30T13:00:17+02:00

Organisation Documents

Five year Strategic Plan 2020-2024

Monitoring and Evaluations

With the support of SIDA, the Swedish Development Cooperation, we conducted an external evaluation, which analysed the work of Child Rights Connect and its impact on the realisation of children’s rights. The evaluation looked into the effectiveness of our approaches, and made recommendations for our future work.

“From small beginnings Child Rights Connect has become a highly respected organisation – as one interviewee noted ‘if Child Rights Connect did not exist, it would have to be invented’. The focus on the Human Rights Council as well as the CRC Committee has the potential to lead to a long-term positive impact on children’s rights…”

– Evaluation of the work of Child Rights Connect, 2015

Our member network has a broad reach and works in every country in the world.

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

Help us create a world in which all children can enjoy their rights.

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