Committee on Rights of the Child - May/June session
Committee on the Rights of the Child. State reports from Argentina, Belgium, FYR Macedonia, Grenada, Guatemala, Japan, Nigeria and Tunisia will be reviewed at the meeting of the Committee on the Rights of the Child, 54th session (25 May – 11 June 2010). (Reports from Colombia and Serbia submitted in connection with Protocols to the Convention will also be considered.) See reports submitted at: http://www2.ohchr.org/english/bodies/crc/crcs54.htm.
The states submit their reports (as detailed above), and then NGOs and independent research organisations can submit their own for consideration. The committee then assesses the state's work on children's rights (or record of violation) and provides concluding remarks and recommendations.
Hard work, but someone's got to do it. Also, according to Professor Lucy Smith of the University of Oslo, a former Committee member, some countries such as North Korea become more receptive to human rights as a concept, when faced with issues of grave children's rights abuses within their borders.
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