UN Committee to Review New Zealand’s Record on Children’s rights

The list of issues and New Zealand’s written replies can be found here: 

The discussions will take place at Palais Wilson in Geneva on 15 September from 15:00-18:00 (1:00-4:00 in Wellington on September 16) and on 16 September from 10:00-13:00 (20:00-23:00 in Wellington) and 15:00-18:00 (1:00-4:00 time in Wellington on 17 September). 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, which is also reviewing Nauru, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Saudi Arabia and Suriname, will publish its findings on 6 October here:


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