We welcome the publication of the General Comment on Children’s Rights and the Environment, with a Special Focus on Climate Change, and are pleased to provide our comments on it. The primary focus of this response will be to reflect the views of children aged 0-6 as they are often underrepresented in work on climate change.
This is a joint report from the Office of the Northern Ireland Commissioner for Children & Young People , Children and Young People’s Commissioner Scotland, and Children’s Commissioner for Wales. It sets out the views and work undertaken by the Commissioners as part of the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child’s examination of the UK’s combined Sixth and Seventh Periodic report under the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC).
This ENOC Position Statement 2022 arises from the concern of ENOC members about children’s environmental rights, and particularly concerns about the extent to which the climate crisis is an imminent threat to children’s rights and interests.
March 2022 Our Young Advisers’ submission to the Universal Periodic Review of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
March 2022 Our submission to the Universal Periodic Review of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
December 2021 Our office has submitted inputs to the United Nations Human Rights Office Report on Child Rights and the Sustainable Development goals on the theme of: “Building back better
We welcome the opportunity to respond to the High Commissioner’s call for inputs to the report on good practices and challenges faced by States in using the Guidelines on the Effective Implementation of the Right to Participate in Public Affairs (the Guidelines).
Commissioner’s speech to UN Committee on the Rights of the Child Day of General Discussion on Children’s Rights and Alternative Care: Access to Justice and accountability for children and young people in alternative care, their families, and adults who grew up in care
This midterm report and associated evidence focuses on five areas: participation, disabled children, child poverty, children seeking asylum and juvenile justice.
Report by the Children’s Commissioners on the state of children’s rights to inform the Committees assessment of the third and fourth periodic report of the State Party.