The Rights of the Child

30th Anniversary of The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child

Building Capacity on Implementation and Reporting

A Workshop in Darwin 29-30, July 2019

The Diplomacy Training Program, Danila Dilba Health Service and Australian Lawyers for Human Rights held a 2-day intensive training program to build knowledge and understanding of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) and of the Australian reporting process to the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child (the Committee).  This year marks the 30th Anniversary of the adoption of this landmark Convention.  Australia’s record is currently being reviewed by the Committee.

This 2-day intensive training program enabled government officials and NGOs to build their knowledge and understanding of the CRC and its principles - including the influential interpretations of the Committee - and relate the CRC to relevant policy and practice in Australia.  One major theme of the program was juvenile justice, with a special focus on Indigenous youth.  A new CRC General Comment (soft law) on Juvenile Justice will be very relevant to Australia, and law and policy in states and territories.

This training program follows the successful pilot program held in Sydney in 2017.

Program Brochure, Summary Report, Program Report

 

 

 

The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child Program

November 2017

 

The Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) program was held on November 9 & 10 at UNSW Sydney. It was delivered with the Diplomacy Training Program, NCYLC (Matthew Keeley) and the former AHRCentre (Noam Peleg) [all based at UNSW Law]. The 2-day intensive training program helped build participants’ knowledge and understanding of the Convention and of the Australian reporting process to the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child (Committee).

The CRC reporting process is an important, but little understood, opportunity for officials at all levels of government to review policy and practice relating to children against Australia’s obligations under the CRC, to share perspectives with the community sector.

Participants came from NSW, Qld, Tas and SA – from CSOs, government and statutory bodies. Representatives Attorney General’s presented on the process of preparing the government’s report to CRC (just released) – and engagement with the CRC periodic reporting process.

Dates: 09 -10 November 2017 

Location: University of New South Wales in Sydney

See Concept NoteBrochure, Schedule, Report

 

Useful resources and links:

Convention on the Rights of the Child

Committee on the Rights of the Child 

 

Video on UN CRC