46th Session of the Committee on the Rights of the Child

Start Date: 
Monday, September 17, 2007 - 00:00
End Date: 
Friday, October 5, 2007 - 00:00
Palais Wilson, Ground Floor – Conference Room

There are nine core international human rights treaties within the Universal System of United Nations. Each of these treaties has established a committee of experts to monitor implementation of the treaty provisions by its States parties. Some of the treaties are supplemented by optional protocols dealing with specific concerns.

The human rights treaty bodies are committees of independent experts that monitor implementation of the core international human rights treaties. They are created in accordance with the provisions of the treaty that they monitor.

The Committee on the Rights of the Child (CRC), monitors the implementation of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (1989) and its optional protocols, on involvement of children in armed conflict and on sale of children, child prostitution and child pornography.

All States parties are obliged to submit regular reports to the Committee on how the rights are being implemented. The Committee examines each report and addresses its concerns and recommendations to the State party in the form of “concluding observations”. The Committee cannot consider individual complaints.

The CRC convenes three times a year for sessions of three weeks' duration, normally in January, May and September at the United Nations Office in Geneva. The next CRC session will took place in Geneva - 17 September – 5 October 2007 (http://www2.ohchr.org/english/bodies/crc/crcs46.htm)