UN Committee to Review Nauru’s Record on Children’s Rights

The full list of issues and Nauru’s submitted written report can be found here

The discussions will take place at Palais Wilson in Geneva on 13 September from 15:00-18:00 (1:00-4:00 in Nauru on September 14) and on 14 September from 10:00-13:00 (20:00-23:00 in Nauru). The meetings are public and will be webcast at http://webtv.un.org/.

Committee members will base their evaluation on the delegation’s report and replies, as well as information from civil society groups.

The Committee will publish its findings on Nauru and the other countries being reviewed –Sierra Leone, New Zealand, South Africa, Saudi Arabia, Suriname – on 6 October here

ENDS

For more information and media requests, please contact Ravina Shamdasani 41 22 917 9169 / rshamdasani@ohchr.org or Cécile Pouilly 41 22 917 9310 / cpouilly@ohchr.org

Background: Members of the CRC are independent human rights experts drawn from around the world, who serve in their personal capacity and not as representatives of States parties. The Committee’s concluding observations are an independent assessment of States’ compliance with their human rights obligations under the treaty. To learn more about the Committee on the Rights of the Child: http://www.ohchr.org/EN/HRBodies/CRC/Pages/CRCIndex.aspx