UNCRC general comment on children's rights in relation to the digital environment

The Convention on the Rights of the Child codifies children’s rights and is the basis upon which much domestic legislation in relation to children rests around the world. Following the Council on the Rights of the Child’s adoption of the general comment 25 on children’s rights in the digital world, the 196 States who are signatories to the Convention will now have to report formally on its provisions. Its adoption makes explicit - for the first time - that children’s rights apply in the digital world. 

The Comment is a culmination of three years of work during which 5Rights Foundation, supported the Committee on the Rights of the Child as they drafted the GC 25. 40 nation states, hundreds of organisations, 709 children and 50 dedicated experts from 28 countries have contributed to the process. Today we celebrate this incredible joint effort on behalf of children across the globe.

Full report: Our Rights in a Digital World

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General Comment No.25 on Children's Rights in relation to the Digital Environment

Link to General Comment No.25 on Children's Rights in relation to the Digital Environment

Explanatory Notes: GC No.25 on Children's Rights in relation to the Digital Environment

Link to Explanatory Notes: GC No.25 on Children's Rights in relation to the Digital Environment

Olga Khazova & Amal Al-Dossari - Co-coordinators, Working Group on GC 25

Link to Olga Khazova & Amal Al-Dossari - Co-coordinators, Working Group on GC 25

In our own words: Young people's version

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In our own words: Video

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In our own words: Accessible Version

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Know Your Rights! General Comment No.25 Poster for schools

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Our Rights in a Digital World - a snapshot of young people’s views on the digital world

Link to Our Rights in a Digital World - a snapshot of young people’s views on the digital world

Joint letter welcoming General Comment No.25

Link to Joint letter welcoming General Comment No.25