Save The Children Welcomes Strengthening Children’s Rights
April 16, 2014
Save The Children New Zealand
Welcomes New Treaty Strengthening Children’s
Save the Children New Zealand welcomes a
new treaty which allows children to complain directly to the
UN Committee on the Rights of the Child about alleged
violations of their rights.
Known as the Optional
Protocol for the Convention on the Rights of the Child on a
Communication Procedure, or OPC, the treaty marks a new era
for child rights.
Children will now have the same chance
as adults to bring their complaints before an international
body when their rights are violated.
rights are violated every day, whether through violence,
exploitation and abuse.
This treaty will give voice to
children’s testimonies and help them to get the necessary
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