Committee on the Rights of the Child

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The Committee on the Rights of the Child (CRC) is a body of experts that monitor and report on the implementation of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.wikipedia
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Convention on the Rights of the Child

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The Committee on the Rights of the Child (CRC) is a body of experts that monitor and report on the implementation of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.
Compliance is monitored by the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child, which is composed of members from countries around the world.

Optional Protocol on the Involvement of Children in Armed Conflict

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The Committee also monitors the Convention's three optional protocols: the Optional Protocol on the Involvement of Children in Armed Conflict, the [[Optional Protocol on the Sale of Children, Child Prostitution and Child Pornography]] and the [[Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on a Communications Procedure]].
The study was proposed by the Committee on the Rights of the Child, commissioned by the UN General Assembly, and produced by Graça Machel in 1996: Impact of armed conflict on children.

Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women

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In November 2014, for the first time, the Committee joined with the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women to release a comprehensive interpretation of the obligations of States to prevent and eliminate harmful practices done to women and girls.

Gedhun Choekyi Nyima

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However, at least the case of Gendhun Choekyi Nyima, 11th Panchen Lama, was considered by the Committee on 28 May 1996, as well as at other later dates.
The Committee on the Rights of the Child requested to be told of Nyima's whereabouts on 28 May 1996.

Silvano Maria Tomasi

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Archbishop Silvano Tomasi, the Holy See's permanent observer at the UN, said that he suspected pro-gay rights NGOs had influenced the committee and "reinforced an ideological line" in the UN.
In 2014 the U.N. Committee on the Rights of the Child issued a report described as "a scathing indictment of the Vatican’s handling of child sexual abuse cases involving clerics, releasing a report that included criticism of church teachings on homosexuality, gender equality and abortion" which was seen as an indictment of the Catholic Church's handling of child sexual abuse cases involving clerics, going beyond how the church managed abuse allegations to include criticism of its teachings on homosexuality, gender equality and abortion.

International Centre for Missing & Exploited Children

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It was presented to the members of the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child during its 62nd Session in Geneva, Switzerland, in January 2013.

United Nations

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The Committee on the Rights of the Child (CRC) is a body of experts that monitor and report on the implementation of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.

Optional Protocol on the Sale of Children, Child Prostitution and Child Pornography

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The Committee also monitors the Convention's three optional protocols: the Optional Protocol on the Involvement of Children in Armed Conflict, the [[Optional Protocol on the Sale of Children, Child Prostitution and Child Pornography]] and the [[Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on a Communications Procedure]].

Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on a Communications Procedure

Optional Protocol on a Communications Procedure
The Committee also monitors the Convention's three optional protocols: the Optional Protocol on the Involvement of Children in Armed Conflict, the [[Optional Protocol on the Sale of Children, Child Prostitution and Child Pornography]] and the [[Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on a Communications Procedure]].

List of national legal systems

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The Committee is made up of 18 members from different countries and legal systems who are of 'high moral standing' and experts in the field of human rights.

Human rights

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The Committee is made up of 18 members from different countries and legal systems who are of 'high moral standing' and experts in the field of human rights. The CRC is one of the ten UN human rights treaty-based bodies.

Member states of the United Nations

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The 195 states that have ratified the Convention ("States party to the Convention") (which includes all UN member states except Somalia and the United States, South Sudan ratified on 23 January 2015) are required to submit initial and periodic reports on the national situation of children's rights to the Committee for examination.

Somalia

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The 195 states that have ratified the Convention ("States party to the Convention") (which includes all UN member states except Somalia and the United States, South Sudan ratified on 23 January 2015) are required to submit initial and periodic reports on the national situation of children's rights to the Committee for examination.

United States

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The 195 states that have ratified the Convention ("States party to the Convention") (which includes all UN member states except Somalia and the United States, South Sudan ratified on 23 January 2015) are required to submit initial and periodic reports on the national situation of children's rights to the Committee for examination.

United Nations General Assembly

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Once a year, the Committee submits a report to the Third Committee of the United Nations General Assembly, which also hears a statement from the CRC Chair, and the Assembly adopts a Resolution on the Rights of the Child.

Catholic Church

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In February 2014 the Committee, after interviewing two top officials of the Catholic Church, published observations described as "a scathing indictment of the Vatican’s handling of child sexual abuse cases involving clerics, releasing a report that included criticism of church teachings on homosexuality, gender equality and abortion".

Holy See

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The Holy See released a critical statement and said that it did not appreciate being asked to change its position on issues it considered immutable.

Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights

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The current members of the Committee on the Rights of the Child are listed on the Web site of the Office of the UN Commissioner for Human Rights.

Catholic Church sexual abuse cases by country

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The UN Committee on the Rights of the Child (CRC) has asked for detailed information on the full extent of child abuse worldwide by priests, monks and nuns.

Unaccompanied minor

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The UN Committee on the Rights of the Child defines unaccompanied minors and unaccompanied children as those "who have been separated from both parents and other relatives and are not being cared for by an adult who, by law or custom, is responsible for doing so."

Children's ombudsman

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The creation of such institutions has been promoted by the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child, and, from 1990 onwards, by the Council of Europe.

Children in the military

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The United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child and others have called for an end to the recruitment of children by state armed forces, arguing that military training, the military environment, and a binding contract of service are not compatible with children's rights and jeopardise healthy development during adolescence.