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Related information on the Convention on the Rights of the Child

 

Related information on the Convention on the Rights of the Child

The Convention on the Rights of the Child was adopted and opened for signature, ratification and accession by General Assembly resolution 44/25 of 20 November 1989. It entred into force on 2 September 1990, in accordance with article 49.

The Assembly of the Republic of Albania ratified the Convention on the Rights of the Child by Law No. 7531 on 11 December 1991.

Convention on the Rights of the Child in English language

Convention on the Rights of the Child in Albania language

 

The CRC General Comment No. 16 on State obligations regarding the impact of the business sector on children's rights (Advance unedited version)

The Committee on the Rights of the Child (Committee) took the decision to draft a General Comment on child rights and the business sector. It is the first UN human rights treaty body to prepare a General Comment on this issue and the main objective is to assist States parties in meeting their obligations under the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) by:

- Providing them with conceptual guidance on the nature of their obligations under the Convention with regards to the business sector - for example what does the State duty to protect child rights from violations by business enterprises mean? What are the obligations of State-owned enterprises?;

- Elaborating on how the four guiding principles of the CRC are relevant in this context; and

- Proposing practical guidance on the measures of implementation States parties should have in place to respect, protect and fulfil child rights with regards to business - these include legislation, regulation and policy but also administrative measures as well as awareness-raising and collaboration.

Please click here for the official CRC General Comment No. 16 on State obligations regarding the impact of the business sector on children's rights.

Please click here for the official OHCHR website (outside UNICEF website) containing more information on the CRC General Comment No. 16.

 

Committee on the Rights of the Child - 61st Pre-Sessional Working Group (17 September - 5 October 2012) held in Geneva, Switzerland

United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child in its 61st session considered the report submitted by the Albanian Government under article 44 of the Convention of the Rights of the Child. The team composed of Government Officials and non-government specialists participated in the State Party dialogue of Albania with the CRC Committee on 25 and 26 September 2012 in Geneva. Concluding observations in English and in Albanian language (not official translation), are broadly discussed with key stakeholders in Albania to set a strong agenda for 2013 and beyond.

Please click here for the official Concluding Observations in English language.

Please click here for the non official translation of the Concluding Observations in Albanian language.

Below are the country reports submitted by the Country of Albania to the Children's Rights Commission.

1. Consideration of reports submitted by States parties under article 8, paragraph 1, of the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the involvement of children in armed conflict 

2. The first National and Periodic Report in the Framework of the Optional Protocol to the UN Convention "On the Rights of the Child, the Sale of Children, Child Prostitution and Child Pornography"

3. Convention on the Rights of the Child - Albanian Second, Third and Fourth Periodic Report 

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Alternative Report - For the situation of children’s rights and on the implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.

This is the first alternative report on the implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child prepared by the Children’s Alliance.  The Alliance is the largest coalition or network of children’s organisations in Albania, with a membership of 150 civil society organizations. Through this report, the Alliance seeks to shed light on the situation of the rights of the child in Albania, both in terms of implementation and compliance with the Convention and in terms of violations of these standards. In this respect, this Report is complementary to the country report submitted by the Country of Albania to the Children’s Rights Commission on DATE, and reporting on the period of 2005-2009.

Please click here for the English version of the document.

Please click here for the Albanian version of the document.

 

 
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