Criminal Law

Commission readies Report for Convention on the Rights of the Child

Date: 28 February 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Vientiane Times

The National Commission for the Advancement of Women and Mother-Child has compiled a draft report on an optional protocol on the involvement of children in armed conflict and an optional protocol on the sale of children, child prostitution and pornography.

The report is to be submitted to the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child Committee in April.

Officials from the Commission, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and other development partners met in Vientiane on Tuesday to discuss the inclusion of additional comments in the draft report.

The meeting was chaired by Minister to the Prime Minister’s Office and Vice President of the Commission, Mr Alounkeo Kittikhoun.

The Commission is leading the process of compiling Laos’ report on the implementation of the optional protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the involvement of children in armed conflict and the optional protocol to the same convention on the sale of children, child prostitution and child pornography.

The commission earlier met with children from nine provinces to gather their input for the report, meeting participants heard.

Speaking at the gathering, UNICEF Laos representative Mr Octabian Bivol said the meeting was an opportunity for all participants, including government organisations and development partners, to review the progress made so far and agree on key milestones to report back to the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child Committee.

This meeting also offers an opportunity for us to reaffirm our commitment to protecting child rights and reflecting on the way forward. All comments and inputs will be of great help in finalising the draft report, he said.

The meeting also reviewed the collaboration between the Commission and UNICEF in support of Laos meeting its reporting obligations on the Convention on the Rights of the Child and its optional protocols.

This partnership is bringing significant progress in terms of recognising and protecting the rights of children in Laos.

Key achievements as stated in Laos’ 8th National Socio-Economic Plan for 2016-2020 include specific targets on increasing the awareness of all people, especially women and children, at risk from the negative impacts and effects of trafficking; legally punishing the perpetrators, and protecting the victims of trafficking.

A National Plan of Action to Prevent and Eliminate Violence against Women and Children 2014-2020, which addresses all forms of violence in all settings, has been approved and is being implemented.

The first National Survey on Violence against Children has been carried out, helping to establish the evidence base for future policy and legislative development and lays the foundations to establish effective prevention and response systems for all forms of violence, exploitation and abuse of children.

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