Report on admissibility of communications under the third optional protocol to the UNCRC

Date: 28th October 2020
Category: Optional protocol on a communications procedure


The first question the Committee on the Rights of the Child has to answer when it receives communications submitted under the third Optional Protocol is: is the communication admissible? This report presents an annotated overview of the decisions made by the Committee to inform those who may consider submitting communications.

The report indicates that many cases are declared inadmissible because they are ill-founded or not sufficiently substantiated. Effectively, this means the energy spent on submitting the communication does not have the intended outcome: a decision of the Committee othat one or more rights of a child under the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child were violated.

Discover why so many submissions are deemed ill-founded or not sufficiently substantiated in the report here.