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Question of the death penalty - Report of the Secretary-General

A/HRC/27/23
10/07/2014

Summary

Pursuant to Human Rights Council decision 18/117, the present report is submitted in order to update previous reports on the question of the death penalty. The report confirms that the trend towards the universal abolition of the death penalty is continuing. However, numerous concerns remain with regard to the lack of respect for international human rights norms and standards in States that still impose the death penalty. As requested in Human Rights Council resolution 22/11, the report also includes information on the human rights of children of parents sentenced to the death penalty or executed.
 

Birth registration and the right of everyone to recognition everywhere as a person before the law - Report of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights

A/HRC/27/22
17/06/2014

Summary

The present report contains an overview of the global rates of birth registration, a universal human right recognized in a number of international instruments. It considers the consequences and impact of non-registration on human rights, particularly since the right to be registered at birth is closely linked to the realization of many other rights, such as the right to health and the right to education. It also analyses the barriers to access to birth registration, provides examples of good practices and makes a number of recommendations to ensure the universal implementation of this right.
 

Report on the 23rd session Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice - ECOSOC (Includes - United Nations Model Strategies and Practical Measures on the Elimination of Violence against Children in Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice)

E/2014/30 E/CN.15/2014/20
16/05/2014

Annex
United Nations Model Strategies and Practical Measures on the Elimination of Violence against Children in the Field of Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice

Introduction

1. The United Nations Model Strategies and Practical Measures on the Elimination of Violence against Children in the Field of Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice have been prepared to help Member States to address the need for
integrated strategies for violence prevention and child protection, thereby offering children the protection to which they have an unqualified right.

Resolution on the Rights of the Child: Access to justice for Children - Human Rights Council (25th Session)

A/HRC/RES/25/L.10
25/03/2014

Rights of the child: access to justice for children

The Human Rights Council,

Emphasizing that the Convention on the Rights of the Child constitutes the standard in the promotion and protection of the rights of the child, reaffirming that States parties to the Convention shall undertake all appropriate legislative, administrative and other measures for the implementation of the rights recognized therein, and, bearing in mind the importance of the Optional Protocols to the Convention, calling for their universal ratification and effective implementation, as well as of other human rights instruments,

Welcoming the twenty-fifth anniversary of the adoption of the Convention on the Rights of the Child,

UN Resolution on Ending Violence against Children: A Global Call to Make the Invisible Visible

A/HRC/RES/25/10
14/04/2014

The Human Rights Council,

Guided by the Charter of the United Nations, and reaffirming the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the International Covenants on Human Rights and other relevant international human rights instruments,

Emphasizing that the Convention on the Rights of the Child constitutes the standard in the promotion and protection of the rights of the child, bearing in mind the Optional Protocols thereto on the involvement of children in armed conflict and on the sale of children, child prostitution and child pornography, and reaffirming its provisions, purposes and principles, in particular its article 19, and the obligations of State parties thereto,

Resolution on the Girl Child - United Nations General Assembly (68th Session)

A/RES/68/146
18/12/2013

The General Assembly,

Reaffirming its resolution 66/140 of 19 December 2011 and all relevant resolutions on the girl child, and recalling the agreed conclusions of the Commission on the Status of Women, in particular those relevant to the girl child,

Recalling all human rights and other instruments relevant to the rights of the child, in particular the girl child, including the Convention on the Rights of the Child,the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women,the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, the Optional Protocols thereto and the Convention on Consent to Marriage, Minimum Age for Marriage and Registration of Marriages,

Resolution on the Rights of the Child - United Nations General Assembly (68th Session)

A/RES/68/147
07/02/2014
Resolution adopted by the General Assembly on 18 December 2013 
[on the report of the Third Committee (A/68/452 and Corr.1)] 
68/147. Rights of the child 
 
The General Assembly, 
 
Reaffirming all its previous resolutions on the rights of the child in their entirety, the most recent of which is resolution 67/152 of 20 December 2012, 
 

UN Model Strategies on the Elimination of Violence against Children in the Field of Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice

A/RES/69/194
18/12/2014

United Nations Model Strategies and Practical Measures on the Elimination of Violence against Children in the Field of Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice

The General Assembly,

Recalling the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, the Convention on the Rights of the Child and all other relevant international and regional treaties, 

Toward a World Free from Violence - Global Survey on Violence against Children (booklet)

16/10/2013
The Global Survey is the first comprehensive assessment of progress in preventing and eliminating violence against children since the groundbreaking 2006 UN Study on Violence against Children. The Global Survey was informed by national reports received from more than 100 governments, as well as inputs from regional organizations and institutions, the UN, civil society, children and young people.