UN panel to review Oman’s record on rights of children

Energy Friday 08/January/2016 21:05 PM
By: Times News Service
UN panel to review Oman’s record on rights of children

MUSCAT: Child rights in the Sultanate will be reviewed by the United Nations’ Committee on the Rights of the Child (CRC), during live sessions on January 12 and 13, an official communiqué said on Thursday.
The Sultanate is one of the 196 countries that have ratified the Convention on the Rights of Child and is, therefore, required to undergo regular examination of its record by a committee comprising 18 independent experts, the statement said.
The statement added that the CRC members will hold discussions with a government delegation from Oman on the implementation of the convention.
The committee will base its evaluation on the delegation’s replies, as well as information collected from the civil society groups, said the UN committee.
Apart from Oman, other countries that are being reviewed include Senegal, Iran, Latvia, France, Ireland, Haiti, Peru, Maldives, Zimbabwe, Maldives, Zambia, Benin, Brunei and Kenya.