IHSA

Ethics of Humanitarian Action & Politics of Humanitarianism on the Subject of Child Rights Complaints Mechanisms
Organiser(s): Rigmor Argren, Jessica Jonsson

Excerpt:
Following the 2016 Grand Bargain with the pledge to localize humanitarian assistance globally, children and their rights to protection, especially in regards to humanitarian crisis response, has become an increasingly high profile issue, where various child-focused, community-based protection mechanisms have been developed in recent years to meet the immense abuse children face. The Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child (OPIC-CRC) is, despite being the eighth individual complaints mechanism to enter into force, currently the third in terms of the number of cases adopted per year, the fifth both in terms of the number of communications registered, and the number of States parties. To date, the Committee on the Rights of the Child has received over 300 individual ..
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