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by Joti Kohli
“Children will now be able to join the ranks of other rights-holders who are empowered to bring their complaints about human rights violations before an international body” UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay
As a member of Child...Read More »
The Child Rights Coalition Malaysia has released its inaugural report on the status of children’s rights in Malaysia.
One key issue identified in the report is a lack of access to birth registration for certain groups of marginalized and disadvantaged children. These children include children from the urban and...Read More »
Child rights NGOs held a consultation on October 30 to discuss the final draft of the civil society report on the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC).
The summary report will be launched in December.
Among the areas included in the...Read More »
By Joti Kohli
Picture taken from Wikimedia Commons
Children’s rights have been clearly laid out in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC). The CRC was opened for signature on November 20, 1989, and entered into force on September 2, 1990.
With ratification...Read More »
As you may recall from the previous VoC Newsletter, we are part of an NGO coalition reporting on Malaysia’s implementation of the Convention on the Rights of the Child. The Malaysian government will submit its report this year on how the country is doing with regard to children’s rights, and...Read More »
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Last month the UN General Assembly adopted a new Optional Protocol for the Convention on the Rights of the Child that establishes a mechanism for children to make complaints that their rights have been violated. This is a significant step, as advocates — international and national NGO’s — have been...Read More »