Championing Children’s Rights: A global study of independent human rights institutions for children

Author: UNICEF
Category: General measures of implementation

15th January 2014

The UNICEF Office of Research has released the first comprehensive global review of independent human rights institutions for children.

The aim of the report is to help readers understand the purpose and potential of independent human rights institutions for children, what it is they do and how they operate.

The report is organised into two major parts: a series of thematic chapters, drawing out lessons from practice on the distinctive principles and features underlying the function of child rights institutions; and an overview of their international development, looking at the work of institutions by region.

The report includes several cases where independent human rights institutions have intervened on violations of the rights of migrant children.