Topic 5: The CRC Committee

The CRC Committee generates guidelines for the States on how to implement children’s rights in their jurisdiction, by publishing General Comments (  The General Comments legally analyse the Articles, link them with the general Principles of the Convention and other rights, describe the context for the realisation of each right and the challenges to be addressed, they define the specific needs of vulnerable groups that need particular attention to realise their right and describe the State’s obligations.  Lastly, the CRC is accompanied by three Optional Protocols ( the involvement of children in armed conflict; on the sale of children, child prostitution and child pornography; and on a communications procedure.