Human Rights Joint Committee - Eighth Report
The UK's compliance with the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child

Here you can browse the report together with the Proceedings of the Committee. The published report was ordered by the House of Lords and the House of Commons to be printed 18 March 2015.


Terms of Reference

1 Purpose of the Inquiry

General background

2 The United Nation Conventions on the Rights of the Child

3 The Government's 2014 UNRC report

Incorporation of the Convention

The Optional Protocol

4 The place of children's rights within the machinery of Government

5 The Government's 2014 UNRC report

6 The reform of the Office of the Children's Commissioner for England

Independence of the Children's Commissioner

7 Children's rights in a time of austerity

8 Children's rights: ongoing policy challenges

Legal Aid and access to justice

The Residence Test

Other justice issues

Children in custody

Criminal age for prosecution

Special Educational Needs  

Migrant children and child trafficking

Other issues

Reasonable punishment

Children in armed conflict

9 Children's rights and devolution

Conclusions and recommendations

Declaration of Lords' Interests

Formal Minutes


Published written evidence

List of Reports from the Committee during the current Parliament

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