UN Child Rights Committee to review SL’s case

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By 2018-01-12

The United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child will review children's rights in Sri Lanka on 15 and 16 January in Geneva, the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights announced on 10 January.

The Committee, which is composed of 18 independent experts, monitors how States that have ratified the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), are complying with their obligations.

During the meetings in Geneva, Committee members are scheduled to hold question and answer sessions with the respective Government delegations.

The Committee's final evaluation would be based on the written report and replies submitted by the State party, and the information provided by the delegation as well as by other UN bodies and non-governmental organizations.

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