Committee on the Rights of the Child

  • January 17, 2017

    Children face the ongoing violations of their rights worldwide, including poverty, violence and discrimination against them, a senior United Nations human rights official has told the body that monitors implementation of a global treaty on the matter.

  • October 10, 2016

    The UN’s child rights committee has called on Saudi Arabia to end the death penalty for children, amid fears for three juveniles who face beheading in relation to protests.

  • May 26, 2016

    The Ministry of Defence has released figures showing that 1,790 minors were enlisted into the army in the financial year to March 2016, accounting for 22 per cent  of the army’s total enlisted intake for the same period (8,020 recruits).

  • April 21, 2016

    The UN Committee on the Rights of the Child has called on Saudi Arabia to revoke the death sentences of three juveniles arrested for attending protests, in a document that has emerged as President Obama visits the country.

  • November 10, 2015

    ForcesWatch has expressed concern that the UK Government is pursuing policies which run counter to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child by increasing the promotion of the military within schools.

  • September 30, 2011

    Children whose parents are in prison will today address a meeting of the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child in Geneva.