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‘Special Protection Measures’: States Parties’ reporting on article 38 of the Convention of the Rights of the Child

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In 1989 when the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) came into existence children officially became right holders. This article reviews States Parties’ reporting on Article 38 of the CRC to test how far the reporting guidelines have been fully met by the States Parties’ reports to the Committee on the Rights of the Child. The first section analyses the adequacy and the depth of the reports submitted by the States Parties’ up to the 44th session of the Committee (January 2007). The second examines and evaluates the Committee’s use of List of Issues and its Concluding Observations. The third examines the relationship between the reporting performance and the geographical region, income level and regime type of the States Parties to the CRC. The fourth focuses on States Parties that have experienced war/conflict over the past years and have a well established record of use of child soldiers either in government or non-governmental militia groups. The fifth concludes that States Parties have provided the Committee with poor, inadequate or no reporting on article 38, despite its significance.

Affiliations: 1: School of Geography, Politics and Sociology, Newcastle University, UK, c.poulatova@ncl.ac.uk

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