Rights of accompanied children in asylum proceedings: the challenges of a holistic approach and high quality decision-making
Exclusion from voting on the basis of age
Is the communication admissible? This is the first question the Committee on the Rights of the Child has to answer when it receives communications submitted under the Optional Protocol to the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) on a communications procedure (CRC-OP3).
For the last two years, the 12 year old Moroccan girl N.S. from Melilla (Spain) had been fighting for her right to education by campaigning, demonstrating and by filing a complaint before the judicial administrative court. What happened after she had taken her complaint to Geneva?
Denmark has granted asylum to the mother of six Syrian Refugee children in compliance with the request of the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child. It shows how the Convention on the Rights of the Child's complaints mechanisms could effectively remedy violations of children's rights.