The report on admissibility under CRC OP3 has been updated until April 2022. In addition, to the previous report, it includes the admissibility decisions of the CRC Committee made at its 85th – 89th sessions. Specific attention is given to admissibility and extra-territorial jurisdiction.
After the recent climate change case at its eighty-eighth session (6 to 24 September 2021), the Committee on the Rights of the Child has revised the Rules of Procedure under CRC OP3, more specifically: rule 19 concerning the oral hearing.
The UN Committee on the Rights of the Child declares its first climate-related petition inadmissible for non-exhaustion of domestic remedies but establishes States extra-territorial obligations concerning climate change.
Under its Optional Protocol to the CRC on a Communications Procedure (CRC OP3), the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child has recently begun to consider multiple cases together within individual decisions. Does this signal a new strategy to address the backlog of work facing the Committee?
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?
Legislative age limits and migration policies concerning children’s right to be heard hinder best interests assessments of accompanied children. The Views of the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child in A.B. v. Finland demonstrate the need for reform.