Guide on the Rights of the Child in Libya

2 Giu, 2022 | Comunicati Stampa

  We are pleased to present this “Guide on the Rights of the Child’ produced by Professor Bassam Aycha in the framework of a joint program carried out by No Peace Without Justice with the Higher Committee for Children of the Libyan State and the UNICEF Office in Libya. This guide focuses on the process of preparing and drafting government’s periodic reports as well as shadow reports that non-governmental organizations can submit to the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child. It contains precise information on the content of the International Convention on the Rights of the Child, the Optional Protocol on the sale of children, child prostitution and child pornography and the Optional Protocol on the involvement of children in armed conflict. The design of the methodology for the elaboration of periodic and shadow reports is based on the guidelines of the Committee on the Rights of the Child as well as on the experience accumulated by a number of experts and organizations working in the field of children’s rights protection. A full section is devoted to the importance of promoting children’s rights, urging institutional actors to foster broad stakeholders’ participation, including the children themselves. This guide also covers the subject of monitoring and documentation, including by providing relevant information on the mechanism for monitoring and reporting serious violations of children’s rights in armed conflict established by the UN Security Council resolution 1612 (2005). The purpose of this guide is to provide an additional tool for officials and stakeholders, including non-governmental organizations, enabling them to best fulfill their functions and responsibilities and help protect the rights of the child in Libya and in other Arab countries. – For further information, please contact: Frej Fenniche: – +216 56 441 505 (English, French, العربية) – Check also the special page on NPWJ’s Campaign Supporting Libya’s Democratic Transition through Justice, Accountability and Respect of Human Rights