Guide released for Optional Protocol 3 of the UNCRC

Date: 1st October 2013
Category: General measures of implementation
Author: Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

The office of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) on Violence against Children launched a child-friendly guide to the UNCRC's complaints procedure.

The guide is entitled Raising Understanding Among Children and Young People on the Optional Protocol on a Communications Procedure. It aims to raise children's awareness about their rights and enhance their confidence to speak up and seek support.

The Child Rights Information Network (CRIN) has produced a toolkit explaining how the complaints procedure works, and includes an annotated guide, as well as a comparative guide to other international communications procedures of the UN.

Child Rights Connect has developed a child-friendly leaflet to inform children about the new protocol to the UNCRC on a communications procedure.