The New Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child: 10 Things You Should Know

6 Pages Posted: 12 Feb 2013 Last revised: 25 Nov 2013

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Paula Gerber

Monash University - Faculty of Law

Date Written: February 11, 2012

Abstract

On 19 December 2011, the UN General Assembly adopted the Third Optional Protocol (‘OP’) to the Convention on the Rights of the Child (‘CROC’), which establishes a system whereby children can bring a complaint alleging that a human right has been violated to the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child (‘CRC’). Prior to the adoption of this OP, the CRC was the only UN treaty committee without jurisdiction to receive communications alleging violations of a human rights treaty.

Suggested Citation

Gerber, Paula, The New Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child: 10 Things You Should Know (February 11, 2012). (2012) 37(2) Alternative Law Journal 111-115; Monash University Faculty of Law Legal Studies Research Paper 2013/04. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2215229

Paula Gerber (Contact Author)

Monash University - Faculty of Law ( email )

Wellington Road
Clayton, Victoria 3800
Australia

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