CRC concluding observations 2016, paragraph 22

UN recommendation

Plain English recommendation

Government should: (a) Consider expanding the law to protect all under 18s from age-based discrimination. (b) Regularly review the use of counter-terrorism and counter-extremism measures, ensuring they do not discriminate against any group of children. (c) Do more to prevent and raise awareness of the effects of discrimination and stigmatisation, especially of children in vulnerable situations.

Original UN recommendation

21. The Committee recommends that the State party: (a) Consider the possibility of expanding legislation to provide protection of all children under 18 years of age against discrimination on the grounds of their age; (b) Strengthen the oversight mechanism, including regular independent reviews, to assess and ensure that the implementation of the counter-terrorism and counter-extremism measures, including the Prevent Strategy (2011), will not have a discriminatory or stigmatizing impact on any group of children; (c) Strengthen its awareness-raising and other preventive activities against discrimination and stigmatization and, if necessary, take temporary special measures for the benefit of children in vulnerable situations.

Date of UN examination


UN article number

2 (without discrimination)

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