Online Consultation on Children's Rights and the Digital Environment. Call for comments

UNThe UN Committee on the Rights of the Child has drafted a 'concept note for a General Comment' on children’s rights in relation to the digital environment.  

The Committee invites all interested parties to comment. Submissions are welcome on all aspects of the concept note, with a particular focus on the following:

  • The purpose and scope of the General Comment;
  • The structure of the General Comment;
  • General measures of implementation by State parties needed to realise children’s rights in relation to the digital environment;
  • Views on the issues and questions raised in the concept note; and
  • Suggestions for new issues for inclusion in the General Comment.

In particular, the Committee welcomes relevant research evidence; knowledge of the sector; findings from consultations with children; examples of laws, policies or programmes; or evidence of good practice that would contribute to the drafting process.

Read this request in full: https://www.ohchr.org/EN/HRBodies/CRC/Pages/GCChildrensRightsRelationDigitalEnvironment.aspx

The deadline for submissions is 15 May 2019.  

The concept note is available here.

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