General Comments

The Committee on the Rights of the Child publishes its interpretation of the content of human rights provisions, in the form of General Comments on thematic issues.

No. 17 On the right of the child to rest, leisure, play, recreational activities, cultural life and the arts (art. 31) 2013

No. 16 On State obligations regarding the impact of the business sector on children’s rights 2013

No. 15 On the right of the child to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of health (art. 24) 2013

No. 14 On the right of the child to have his or her best interests taken as a primary consideration (art. 3, para. 1) 2013

No. 13 The right of the child to freedom from all forms of violence 2011

No. 12 The right of the child to be heard 2009

No. 11 Indigenous children and their rights under the Convention 2009 

No. 10 Children’s rights in Juvenile Justice 2007 

No. 9 The rights of children with disabilities 2006 

No. 8  The right of the child to protection from corporal punishment and other cruel or degrading forms of punishment 2006 

No. 7 Implementing child rights in early childhood 2005 

No. 6 Treatment of unaccompanied and separated children outside their country of origin 2005 

No. 5 General measures of implementation for the Convention on the Rights of the Child 2003 

No. 4 Adolescent Health 2003 

No. 3 HIV/AIDS and the rights of the child 2003 

No. 2 The role of independent human rights institutions 2002 

No. 1 The aims of education 2001