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Coronavirus (COVID-19) mental health transition and recovery plan - children and young people's mental health: CRWIA

This children’s rights and wellbeing impact assessment (CRWIA) addresses the commitments made in the Coronavirus (COVID-19): mental health - transition and recovery plan and encapsulates the work of multiple policy areas which address children and young people’s mental health.


Annex 2: General Comments

General Comments are non-legally binding interpretive aids issued by the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child to provide State parties with assistance regarding the interpretation of an article or issue relating to the UNCRC, and what actions governments should take to ensure its implementation. New General Comments appear at irregular intervals.

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1. The aims of education (2001)

2. The role of independent National Human Rights Institutions in the protection and promotion of the rights of the child (2002)

3. HIV/AIDS and the rights of children (2003)

4. Adolescent health and development in the context of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (2003)

5. General measures of implementation on the Convention on the Rights of the Child (2003)

6. Treatment of unaccompanied and separated children outside their country of origin (2005)

7. Implementing child rights in early childhood (2005)

8. The right of the child to protection from corporal punishment and other cruel or degrading forms of punishment (2006)

9. The rights of children with disabilities (2006)

10. Children's rights in juvenile justice (2007)

11. Indigenous children and their rights under the Convention (2009)

12. The right of the child to be heard (2009)

13. The right of the child to freedom from all forms of violence (2011)

14. On the right of the child to have his or her best interests taken as a primary consideration (2013)

15. On the right of the child to enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of health (2013)

16. State obligations regarding the impact of the business sector on children's rights (2013)

17. On the right of the child to rest, leisure, plan, recreational activities, cultural life and the arts (2013)

18. On harmful practices (Joint General Comment with the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women) (2019)

19. Public budgeting for the realisation of children's rights (2016)

20. Implementation of the rights of the child during adolescence (2016)

21. Children in street situations (2017)

22. General principles regarding the human rights of children in the context of international migration (Joint General Comment with the Committee on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of their Families) (2017)

23. State obligations regarding the human rights of children in the context of international migration in countries of origin, transit, destination and return (Joint General Comment with the Committee on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of their Families) (2017)

24. General comment No. 24 (2019) on children's rights in the child justice system

25. General comment 25 (2021) Children's Rights in relation to the digital environment.

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