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General Comments/Recommendations

The UN Human Rights Treaty Committees publish their interpretation of the content of human rights provisions, known as general comments on thematic issues or methods of work.
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General comment No. 16 (2013) on State obligations regarding the impact of the business sector on children's rights

17 April 2013 | Publisher: UN Committee on the Rights of the Child (CRC) | Document type: General Comments/Recommendations

General comment No. 15 (2013) on the right of the child to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of health (art. 24)

17 April 2013 | Publisher: UN Committee on the Rights of the Child (CRC) | Document type: General Comments/Recommendations

General comment No. 17 (2013) on the right of the child to rest, leisure, play, recreational activities, cultural life and the arts (art. 31)

17 April 2013 | Publisher: UN Committee on the Rights of the Child (CRC) | Document type: General Comments/Recommendations

General comment No. 13 (2011): The right of the child to freedom from all forms of violence

18 April 2011 | Publisher: UN Committee on the Rights of the Child (CRC) | Document type: General Comments/Recommendations

General comment No. 12 (2009): The right of the child to be heard

20 July 2009 | Publisher: UN Committee on the Rights of the Child (CRC) | Document type: General Comments/Recommendations

General comment No. 11 (2009): Indigenous children and their rights under the Convention [on the Rights of the Child]

12 February 2009 | Publisher: UN Committee on the Rights of the Child (CRC) | Document type: General Comments/Recommendations

General comment No. 10 (2007): Children's Rights in Juvenile Justice

25 April 2007 | Publisher: UN Committee on the Rights of the Child (CRC) | Document type: General Comments/Recommendations

General comment No. 8 (2006): The Right of the Child to Protection from Corporal Punishment and Other Cruel or Degrading Forms of Punishment (Arts. 19; 28, Para. 2; and 37, inter alia)

2 March 2007 | Publisher: UN Committee on the Rights of the Child (CRC) | Document type: General Comments/Recommendations

General comment No. 9 (2006): The rights of children with disabilities

27 February 2007 | Publisher: UN Committee on the Rights of the Child (CRC) | Document type: General Comments/Recommendations

General comment No. 7 (2005): Implementing Child Rights in Early Childhood

20 September 2006 | Publisher: UN Committee on the Rights of the Child (CRC) | Document type: General Comments/Recommendations

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