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By Damon Barrett

This quantity constitutes a remark on Article 33 of the United countries conference at the Rights of the kid. it truly is a part of the sequence, "A statement at the United countries conference at the Rights of the Child", which gives an editorial by means of article research of all substantial, organizational and procedural provisions of the CRC and its not obligatory Protocols. for each article, a comparability with similar human rights provisions is made, through an in-depth exploration of the character and scope of nation responsibilities deriving from that article. The sequence constitutes an important instrument for actors within the box of kid's rights, together with lecturers, scholars, judges, grassroots employees, governmental, non- governmental and foreign officials. The sequence is backed via the Belgian Federal technology coverage place of work.

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30 chapter three protection measure. It is something the Committee has had less occasion to address (drug use among young people being a far more common and widespread phenomenon) and has rarely made any specific recommendations. 111 As may be expected, more specific concerns have arisen in relation to Colombia and Mexico. In the case of the former the Committee expressed its alarm ‘over the high number of children exposed to dangerous and/or degrading work such as agricultural labour in coca plantations’ and its concern ‘over the manufacture and the export of drugs from Colombia, which affects children who are pickers of coca leaves (raspachines), as well as children forced or lured into trafficking drugs, including within their bodies (mulas)’.

247, 2004) para. 257, 2005) para. 68.  The general lack of information reaching the Committee may also contribute to the occasionally problematic recommendations that are made. In 2007 for example, in its Concluding Observations on Slovakia the Committee welcomed ‘the fact that primary and secondary schools have coordinators for the prevention of drug addiction and other sociopathic phenomena’ [emphasis added]. To refer to drug use or dependence as sociopathic is both incorrect and stigmatising and may have been corrected had information from NGOs working in the field been available.

It is one reflected also in the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control.  General Comment no. 122, 2000) para. 240, 2004) para. 226, 2004) para. 43; Thailand (UN Doc No CRC/C/ THA/CO/2, 2006) para. 54; Peru (UN Doc No CRC/C/PER/CO/3, 2006) para. 55; Malaysia (UN Doc No CRC/C/MYS/CO/1, 2007) para. 98; Bangladesh (UN Doc No CRC/C/BGD/CO/4, 2009) para. 66; Cameroon (UN Doc No CRC/C/CMR/CO/2, 2010) para. 57; Tajikistan (UN Doc No CRC/C/TJK/ CO/2, 2010) para. 54; Bahrain (UN Doc No CRC/C/BHR/CO/2-3, 2011) paras 59 & 60.

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