UK’s record on children’s rights up for review

Today, Monday 23 May, the UK government is being examined on its record to implement and protect children’s rights as part of its commitment to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC).
The CRC is the main piece of inter…

Today, Monday 23 May, the UK government is being examined on its record to implement and protect children’s rights as part of its commitment to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC). The CRC is the main piece of international law that deals with children’s rights specifically, which the UK ratified (pledged its commitment to it) it in 1991. The CRC is the most ratified treaty in history, almost every country across the world has agreed to it. Like other international treaties, an expert committee was also set up to monitor countries compliance with the rights in the CRC and every five years this reporting process happens (although often it’s longer than this!). It was in 2008 that the CRC Committee last looked at the UK’s record on children’s rights, and today they’ll be looking for signs of progress from their last set of recommendations as well as the current children’s rights situation here in the UK. Check out B...

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