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5. CRC sessions

Latest session: May/June 2017
The 75th session of the Committee on the Rights of the Child took place from 15 May to 2 June 2017. The CRC issued concluding observations to Antigua and Barbuda, Bhutan, Cameroon, Lebanon, Mongolia, Qatar, and Romania. The Committee made 33 recommendations to six States on nationality, birth registration, statelessness and the rights of stateless children. 13 recommendations were made on complying with the right to birth registration and nationality, 8 on the rights to stateless children and 12 on measures to implement Convention rights. Most recommendations related to gender discrimination in nationality laws. Other issues that were addressed included other forms of discrimination that impose barriers in acquiring a nationality (e.g. discrimination against children born out of wedlock or with a disability), birth registration and nationality, and the right to nationality for otherwise stateless children. Click here  to read an overview of all recommendations made in relation to the right to a nationality and statelessness at this session.   

 

Upcoming sessions:

September/October 2017

The Committee on the Rights of the Child will hold its 76th session from 11-29 September 2017. During this session, the following countries will be reviewed: Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Denmark, Ecuador, Republic of Moldova, Tajikistan, Vanuatu. Immediately thereafter (2-6 October), the Committee will hold its Pre-sessional Working Group for the 78th session review, focusing on the following countries: Angola, Argentina, Lesotho, Montenegro, Norway. The deadline for civil society submissions for these sessions has passed.

January/February 2018

The Committee on the Rights of the Child will hold its 77th session from 15 January – 2 February 2018. During this session, the following countries will be reviewed: Guatemala, Marshall Islands, Palau, Panama, Seychelles, Solomon Islands, Spain, Sri Lanka. The deadline for Additional Information to be submitted to the Committee ahead of this session on any of these countries is 15 December 2017.

May/June 2018

The Committee on the Rights of the Child will hold its 78th session from 14 May – 1 June 2018. During this session, the following countries will be reviewed: Angola, Argentina, Lesotho, Montenegro, Norway. The deadline for Additional Information to be submitted to the Committee ahead of this session on any of these countries is 15 April 2017. Immediately thereafter (4-8 June), the Committee will hold its Pre-sessional Working Group for the 80th session review, focusing on the following countries: Belgium, Italy and the Syrian Arab Republic. The deadline for civil society Alternative Reports on these countries is 1 March 2017.