CRC concluding observations 2016, paragraph 16

UN recommendation

Plain English recommendation

Government should: (a) Strengthen the independence of Children’s Commissioners in line with the Paris Principles and UN advice on the implementation of the CRC. Enable them to receive and investigate complaints from children. (b) Fund the Children’s Commissioners so they can function effectively.

Original UN recommendation

With reference to the Committee’s general comment No. 5 (2003) on general measures of implementation, the Committee recommends that the State party: (a) Further strengthen the independence of established Children’s Commissioners, in line with the principles relating to the status of national institutions for the promotion and protection of human rights (the Paris Principles), and enable them, inter alia, to receive and investigate complaints from or on behalf of children concerning violations of their rights. (b) Allocate to the Commissioners in all jurisdictions the necessary human and financial resources in order to carry out their mandate in an effective and coordinated manner.

Date of UN examination


UN article number

4 (protection of rights)

Last updated on 17/09/2019