The UN Committee on the Rights of the Child declares its first climate-related petition inadmissible for non-exhaustion of domestic remedies but establishes States extra-territorial obligations concerning climate change.
Under its Optional Protocol to the CRC on a Communications Procedure (CRC OP3), the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child has recently begun to consider multiple cases together within individual decisions. Does this signal a new strategy to address the backlog of work facing the Committee?
The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) has published a new individual complaints form and guidance note. What are the requirements for preparing and filing an individual communication to the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child?
Legislative age limits and migration policies concerning children’s right to be heard hinder best interests assessments of accompanied children. The Views of the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child in A.B. v. Finland demonstrate the need for reform.
Is the communication admissible? This is the first question the Committee on the Rights of the Child has to answer when it receives communications submitted under the Optional Protocol to the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) on a communications procedure (CRC OP3).
For the last two years, the 12 year old Moroccan girl N.S. from Melilla (Spain) had been fighting for her right to education by campaigning, demonstrating and by filing a complaint before the judicial administrative court. What happened after she had taken her complaint to Geneva?