Mercredi 3 septembre, au matin. Les dés sont jetés ; dans quelques minutes, nous saurons. Ma collègue marocaine, qui représente la Coalition marocaine pour l'éducation pour tous, et moi-même, représentant la Global Initiative for Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (GI-ESCR) attendons avec impatience. Vont-ils poser la question? Que répondra le gouvernement? Le moment est venu.
A primary objective of this report is to provide an overview of and compare the monitoring mechanisms of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) and the recent UN Universal Periodic Review (UPR) from a child rights perspective and how CSOs can best use these mechanisms. This is reflected in Part 1 of the report.
A secondary objective is to provide an overview of the regional human rights/ child rights mechanisms and how Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) can use them for advancing Children’s Rights. Part 2 presents such an overview.
This General Comment 5 of the Committee on the Rights of the Child interprets the Convention on the Rights of the Child as regards the treatment of unaccompanied and separated children outside their country of origin. Paragraphs 41 to 43 and 63 and 90 refers to the right to education.
This General Comment 10 of the Committee on the Rights of the Child interprets the Convention of the Rights of the Child as regards children's rights in juvenile justice. Paragraph 18 and 89 refer to the right to education.
Recent years have seen an explosion in methodologies for monitoring children’s economic and social rights (ESR). Key examples include the development of indicators, benchmarks, child rights-based budget analysis and child rights impact assessments. The Committee on the Right of the Child has praised such tools in its work and has actively promoted their usage. Troublingly, however, there are serious shortcomings in the Committee’s approach to the ESR standards enshrined in the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), which threaten to impact upon the efficacy of such methodologies.