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Concluding Observations for the UK from the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child (October 2008)

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The UN Committee on the Rights of the Child examined progress made by the UK in September 2008 to see how well it is implementing children’s human rights under the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC). The Committee meets every four to five years to review the progress that has been made.

The four UK Governments (England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales) provided information on the progress that had been made in the UK since the last reporting period. A number of other organisations also provided their view of the progress that has been made.

Having considered this evidence and in some cases visited the country concerned, the Committee made 124 concluding observations (or recommendations) showing where the Government must do more to put the UNCRC fully into practice in the UK.