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2013-05-28 | News
Children’s rights in Armenia face scrutiny by UN treaty body

Armenia’s record on children’s rights will face scrutiny by the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child (CRC) beginning Wednesday 29 May.

As one of the 193 State Parties to the Convention on the Rights of the Child, Armenia is required to undergo regular examinations of its record before the Committee of 18 independent experts. Armenia will also present reports under the Optional Protocol on the involvement of children in armed conflict and under the Optional Protocol on the sale of children, child prostitution and child pornography.

On 29 May from 10:00 to 13:00 and from 15:00 to 18:00 and on 30 May from 10:00 until 13:00, the CRC will engage in a dialogue with Armenia’s delegation on questions relating to the promotion and protection of children’s rights in the country.

The list of issues that are likely to come up can be found here: http://www2.ohchr.org/english/bodies/crc/crcs63.htm

The Government of Armenia has already submitted a report on the implementation of its obligations. A number of non-governmental organisations have also sent reports for the Committee’s consideration.

The sessions will be broadcast live on the web and can be viewed on http://www.treatybodywebcast.org/.

The CRC’s concluding observations on Armenia will be made available at http://www2.ohchr.org/english/bodies/crc/crcs63.htm on Monday 17 June, 2013.

To learn more about the Rights of the Child Committee, visit: http://www2.ohchr.org/english/bodies/crc/index.htm

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