Implementation Handbook for the Convention on the Rights of the Child - Fully Revised Edition
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Under each article of the Convention, this fully revised edition of the Handbook records and analyses the interpretation by the Committee on the Rights of the Child, the internationally elected body of independent experts established to monitor progress worldwide. The Handbook adds analysis of relevant provisions in other international instruments, comments from other UN bodies and global conferences, as well as illustrative examples. For each article there is an ‘Implementation Checklist’.
The Handbook adds analysis of the work of the Committee up to 2001. It includes the two Optional Protocols to the Convention, and their guidelines for reporting, as well as other new international instruments aimed at promotion and protection of children’s rights. It also includes the Committee’s first General Comment on the aims of education.
Throughout, the Handbook emphasizes the Convention’s holistic approach to children’s rights: that they are indivisible and interrelated, and that equal importance should be attached to each and every right recognized therein.
The book comes with a CD-ROM.