UN Convention on the Rights of the Child

Next Projected UK Milestones for CRC:

May/June 2016: The UN Committee on the Rights of the Child (UN CRC) will examine the UK’s State report, on the basis of the list of issues decided upon in October 2015.

Latest EHRC CRC Update:

Download our shadow report:

  • EHRC Oral Statement at the Pre-Sessional Working Group of the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child, October 2015 (PDF | Word)
  • Children’s rights in the UK (PDFWord
  • Download our recommendations: Children’s rights in the UK 

For information on adult’s economic, social and cultural rights, please see our work on the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

Previous UK CRC Milestone

October 2015: The UN Committee on the Rights of the Child held its pre-sessional working group meeting at which it decided a list of the key children’s rights issues in the UK.

Download the list of issues of the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child here

The list of issues produced by the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child reflected many of the key issues raised by the EHRC in its submission. These issues included;

  • enhancing the status of the CRC in domestic law;
  • children’s access to justice;
  • impact of social security reform on children and child poverty; and
  • children’s access to mental health services;

Young people's rights and the CRC

We've created a hub for young people where you can find loads of info about your rights under the Convention on the Rights of the Child, it's important that you know how this process happens and how you can be involved to make sure the important issues for young people are being heard.

Last Updated: 06 Nov 2015