UN submissions

CRIN works with key officials at the UN and in human rights bodies to get children’s rights on the agenda. We submit our positions, research and evidence directly to human rights mechanisms, and encourage NGOs around the world to do the same. Our recent submissions include:

  • Sexual violence - this submission for the forthcoming report of the UN Special Rapporteur on the sale and sexual exploitation of children argues for the extension of the mandate to cover all forms of sexual violence against children (September 2019)

  • Sexual orientation and gender identity - inputs for the report of the UN Independent Expert on protection against violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity (June 2019)

  • Surrogacy - submission to the UN Special Rapporteur on the sale and sexual exploitation of children to the UN General Assembly on safeguards for the protection of the rights of children born from surrogacy arrangements (June 2019)

  • Rights in the digital environment - submission for the forthcoming General Comment of the Committee on the Rights of the Child (May 2019)

  • Voting - submission for the Human Rights Council's forum on human rights, democracy and the rule of law (May 2018)

  • Rights in the digital environment - submission for OHCHR's report on the right to privacy in the digital age (April 2018)

  • Voting - submission for draft guidelines on the implementation of the right to participate in public affairs (February 2018)

  • Voting - submission for OHCHR's study on the implementation of the human rights of young people (January 2018)

  • Non-discrimination - submission on the draft General Comment of the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities on equality and non-discrimination (November 2017)

  • Human rights and the environment - submission for the Special Rapporteur's guidelines (November 2017)

  • Birth registration - submission for OHCHR's report on best practices on birth registration (October 2017)

  • Right to life - submission on the draft General Comment of the Human Rights Committee (October 2017)

  • Right to health - submission for the OHCHR report on the SDGs and the right to health.

  • Right to work and the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals - submission for the OHCHR's report (September 2017)

  • Children's rights and the environment - submission for the report of the Special Rapporteur on human rights and the environment on children's rights and the environment (September 2017)

  • Children in institutions - submission on the CRPD's draft General comment on article 19 of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (July 2017)

  • Global review of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable development - submission for the OHCHR's report on children's rights (June 2017)

  • Sexual orientation and gender identity - submission to the report of the Independent Expert (June 2017)

  • Right of persons with disabilities to equality and non-discrimination - submission to the Day of General Discussion of the Committee on the rights of persons with disabilities (June 2017)

  • Toxics and Human Rights - submission for the Special Rapporteur's guide on good practices (May 2017)

  • Access to justice - submission for the OHCHR's report on article 13 of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

  • NHRIs - Submission for the report of the Secretary-General on national human rights institutions (April 2017).

  • Access to justice and slavery - Submission for the report of the Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of slavery on access to justice (April 2017).

  • Water and toxics - Submission for the report of the Special Rapporteur on the human rights to safe drinking water and sanitation on the subject of regulation of water and sanitation services in the context of realisation of human rights (April 2017).

  • Non-refoulement - Submission on CAT's draft General Comment on non-refoulement (March 2017).

  • Juvenile justice - Submission for the OHCHR report on non-discrimination in the administration of justice (March 2017).

  • Children's rights and business - Submission on the draft General Comment of the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights on economic, social and cultural rights in the context of business activities (January 2017).

  • Climate change - Submission to the OHCHR for the report on climate change and the enjoyment of children's rights (December 2016).

  • Health and human rights - Submission to the High-Level Working Group on Health and Human Rights of Women, Children and Adolescents (November 2016); Right to health submission to the OHCHR for the study on Children’s Right to Health, ahead of the 2013 Human Rights Council Annual Day on the Rights of the Child.

  • Access to justice - Submission to the OHCHR for the study on Access to Justice for Children, ahead of the 2014 Human Rights Council Annual Day on the Rights of the Child.

  • Business and children’s rights - Submission on the Draft General Comment by the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child regarding Child Rights in the Business Sector (August 2012)