Lisanne van Dijck
Lisanne van Dijck is Education and Research Staff Member at Leiden UniversityProfile page
The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) has published a new individual complaints form and guidance note. What are the requirements for preparing and filing an individual communication to the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child?
For the last two years, the 12 year old Moroccan girl N.S. from Melilla (Spain) had been fighting for her right to education by campaigning, demonstrating and by filing a complaint before the judicial administrative court. What happened after she had taken her complaint to Geneva?
Denmark has granted asylum to the mother of six Syrian Refugee children in compliance with the request of the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child. It shows how the Convention on the Rights of the Child's complaints mechanisms could effectively remedy violations of children's rights.