The database below attempts to gather the adopted Views of the United Nations Human Rights Treaty Bodies on the individual communications submitted by children* or on behalf of children since the Convention on the Rights of the Child came into effect (2 September 1990)**.

Summaries of the adopted Views have also been included. We are immensely grateful to PhD student Gertrude Mafoa Quan, and her supervisor – also a member of the Committee on the Rights of the Child- Ann Marie Skelton, for being at the inception of the idea and for helping us establish the database. The resulting summaries would not have been possible without the commitment, effort and time dedicated by Gertrude as well as Amy Jones. Thank you!

It is hoped that the children’s rights jurisprudence arising from these cases will inform the work of international, regional and national organisations, as well as civil society organisations, lawyers and human rights defenders involved in the protection and betterment of the rights of children worldwide.

*Including cases submitted by children and adults.
**Some cases meeting this criteria were left out from the database for not being deemed particularly relevant in a record on child rights jurisprudence.

Most cases concern the theme of

Asylum claim or deportation


Most cases were presented to the

Human Rights Committee

Child Rights adopted Views across UN treaty bodies since 1990

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NameTheme(s)Treaty bodyState Party (Country)Date of Adoption of ViewsDocuments
NameTheme(s)Treaty bodyState Party (Country)Date of Adoption of ViewsDocuments

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