On the second day of a two-day review, the PRC delegation responded to detailed questions posed by the Committee on the Rights of the Child, often citing formal law and statistics, and, at times, with anecdotal personal stories.
Questions from the experts on the Committee covered numerous areas, including the rights of some 60 million children left behind by migrant workers, access to education and religious freedom for children of ethnic minorities, whether the Internet has been used to disseminate information about the CRC, and the mistreatment of children.
Some examples of the PRC delegation’s responses:
In its concluding remarks, the Committee urged the Chinese to put their obligations into practice: “Implementation, implementation, implementation is the key word here.” The head of the Chinese delegation responded: “We will make more efforts, more efforts, more efforts in this regard.”
Next week, the Committee will issue its report on the review, with concluding observations and recommendations.
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