New briefings published on the UN Committee’s recommendations for the UK Government

In partnership with Unicef UK and the Equality and Human Rights Commission, CRAE has published three new briefings to help parliamentarians and civil society organisations hold government to account to ensure the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child’s (UN Committee) latest Concluding Observations on the UK are taken forward.

The Concluding Observations set out the UN Committee’s verdict on how well the UK is respecting children’s rights following its examination last year on the UK’s implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC).  While the UN Committee noted some areas of progress since its 2016 report on the UK, it highlighted a wide range of issues that are detrimentally impacting on children and made nearly 200 recommendations for action.   It is crucial that these recommendations are now implemented.

Briefing 1 sets out how the CRC and the Concluding Observations can be a useful tool for parliamentarians and civil servants; Briefing 2 summarised the UN Committee’s recommendation in relation to the UNCRC General Measures of Implementation; and Briefing 3 summarises the key thematic issues and recommendations raised by the UN Committee.