UNCRC Acknowledge Reports from League

NEWS FROM THE CELTIC LEAGUE

UN CRC ACKNOWLEDGE REPORTS FROM LEAGUE

The Committee on the Rights of the Child has responded to recent submissions by the Celtic League in relation to:

1) Armed Forces recruitment of Children – United Kingdom

2) Arrests of Children – Ireland.

The text of their response is set out below:

“Dear Mr. Moffatt,

We kindly apologies for our late reply and thank for your report.

All alternative reports by non-State actors should be sent to Child Rights Connect, which works with all national non-State actors to coordinate the submission of reports to the Committee for each country:

Child Rights Connect
1 rue de Varambé
1202 Geneva, Switzerland
T: +41(0)22 740 4730
F: +41(0)22 740 4683

secretariat@childrightsconnect.org

Due to the backlog of the Committee, please note that reports should include information that covers the period up to the time of the deadline above. Reports submitted in advance will not be considered until the deadline has passed. For further guidance on the Committee’s reporting cycle, please refer to the Child Rights Connect website:

www.childrightsconnect.org

Information for partners

The Committee’s guidelines for the participation of partners
English| French| Spanish| Arabic| Chinese| Russian
A guide for NGO submissions
English| French| Spanish

Best regards”

In line with the CRC suggestions both reports and supplementary detail has been copied to Child Rights Connect. In addition a report on abuse in the Military Cadet Forces – United Kingdom sent in January 2015 (see third link below) to the CRC has been resubmitted via Child Rights Connect.

Related links:

https://www.celticleague.net/news/uncrc-asked-to-press-uk-on-armed-recruitment-of-children/

https://www.celticleague.net/news/crc-action-called-for-on-taillight-child-arrests/

https://www.celticleague.net/news/league-notify-uncrc-about-mod-cadet-sex-abuse-payment/

J B Moffatt (Mr)
Director of Information

04/03/15

(Please note that replies to correspondence received by the League and posted on CL News are usually scanned hard copies. Obviously every effort is made to ensure the scanning process is accurate but sometimes errors do occur)

ISSUED BY THE CELTIC LEAGUE INFORMATION SERVICE

The Celtic League has branches in the six Celtic Countries. It works to promote cooperation between these countries and campaigns on a broad range of political, cultural and environmental matters. It highlights human rights abuse, monitors all military activity and focuses on socio-economic issues

Internet site at:

Baile


https://groups.yahoo.com/group/celtic_league

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