The Chancellor of Justice as ombudsman for children submitted to the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child a report on implementation of UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) in Estonia.
The UN Committee on the Rights of the Child is the body that monitors implementation of the CRC by its State parties. All States parties are obliged to submit regular reports to the Committee on how the rights are being implemented. States must submit an initial report two years after acceding to the Convention and then periodic reports every five years. As part of its review of States’ progress towards the full implementation of the CRC, the Committee also examines reports submitted by UN agencies and other competent bodies, including children, NGOs, NHRIs and Ombudspersons. The Committee examines each report and addresses its concerns and recommendations to the State party in the form of “concluding observations”.
The Committee will consider the periodic report submitted by Estonia in a session in autumn 2016.
Please see the report of Chancellor of Justice.